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Plant Kingdom

Floral designs that come alive with green & blooming plants. Floral design by Jenny Thomasson AIFD, PFCI Photography by Ron Derhacopian

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Within These 5 Walls

Techniques for constructing floral walls for installations and special events. Floral design by Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI Photography by Ron Derhacopian

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on the cover Blooming cyclamen plants take on a whole new look, elevated in a circular planter carved from a Styro Plus wreath form. The planter is supported on wire legs wrapped with Bind Wire and decorated on the outside with a band of ribbon and pine needles. For how-to photos, see page 37. For more designs with plants by Jenny Thomasson AIFD, PFCI, see pages 22-34.


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BUYERS’ GUIDE 2016-2017

A Modular Party Design By Rich Salvaggio AIFD, AAF, PFCI


Woodlands By Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI


Leaf Art


Lavender By Jordana Aspin and Bruce Wright


What’s in Store


Industry Events

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Advisory Board Teleflora Education Specialists Susan Ayala AIFD, PFCI, Riverside, Calif., Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI, Syndicate Sales, Fairfield, Ohio, Tim Farrell


Farrell’s Florist, Drexel Hill, Penn., Jim Ganger


Kansas City, Mo., Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Bob Hampton AIFD, AAF, PFCI,

Dallas, Texas, John Hosek AIFD, PFCI, CF, CAFA, Surroundings Events and Floral, Verona,

Wisc., Alex Jackson AIFD, AAF, PFCI, Veldkamp’s Flowers, Lakewood, Colo., Vonda LaFever AIFD, PFCI,

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Essexville, Mich., Julie Poeltler


Julie’s Fountain of Flowers,

Lone Tree, Iowa, Jerome Raska AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CF, Blumz by JR Designs, Ferndale, Mich.,

Tom Simmons AIFD, CCF, Three Bunch Palms Productions, Palm Springs, Calif., Gerard Toh AIFD, CCF,

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Niceville, Fla., Joyce Mason-Monheim AIFD, AAF, PFCI, AzMF, Designer Destination,

Tucson, Ariz., Helen Miller AIFD, CF, CAFA, Flowers and Such, Adrian, Mich., Darla Pawlak

Garden Trade Services, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Cindy Tole, Botanica Flowers &

Gifts, Greensboro, N.C., Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD, PFCI, CAFA, Mukwonago, Wisc.

E d i t o r i al C o unc i l Marie Ackerman AIFD, AAF, PFCI, Teleflora, Oklahoma City, Okla., Carol J. Caggiano AIFD, PFCI, A.

Caggiano, Inc., Jeffersonton, Va., Bert Ford AIFD, PFCI, Ford Flower Co., Salem, N.H.,

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JWH Design and Consultant, West Palm Beach, Fla.,

Elizabeth Seiji AIFD, Edelweiss Flower Boutique, Santa Monica, Calif.

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focus on design Make the most of party flowers with a versatile twopiece design.


Floral design by Rich Salvaggio AIFD, AAF, PFCI


Additional containers can be added and the connecting arch moved or taken away to adapt the design to a buffet, placecard, or other party table of any shape and size.

1. Cut bricks of floral foam as needed to fill glass rectangles of varying heights to the inner edge. Soak the foam and cover the sides with aspidistra leaves, secured with greening pins. Using variegated leaves adds curvy lines to the design, in contrast to the straight lines of the rectangle. 2. Insert flowers in groups. Start with liatris in groups of two and three, to establish height and also rhythmic divisions as the eye moves from left to right or vice versa. Begin to fill in at the base with low, round hydrangea, plus sprigs of eucalyptus. 3. Accentuate the stands of liatris by surrounding them with roses, callas and mokara orchids at medium height, in between the liatris and the hydrangea. 4. Connect the two designs with an arch of midollino. b





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Woodland Nature, in one way or another, inspires all of the best floral designs. But nature in what aspect? Most floral arrangements recall a garden or conservatory more readily than a walk in the woods, a meadow ramble, or a stroll on the beach. And yet, when do we feel closer to nature than in the forest? Flowers may be present, but usually they play a relatively inconspicuous role in the great theater of tall trunks, Photo: bruce Wright



Floral design by Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI

Photography by Ron Derhacopian

moving breezes and green leaves. The palette is subtle, even muted, yet infinitely rich. Even in spring or summer, plants may be discovered at various stages of maturity; we may stumble on a fallen tree with exposed, decaying flesh, or find fresh sprouts growing out of last year’s crumbling humus. All kinds of plants—annuals and perennials, grasses and wildflowers, towering trees and creeping moss—share the landscape. Strips of birch bark and slices of wood set the tone for Tom’s woodland-inspired design, along with tall branches of feathery grevillea and furry kangaroo paws. Deep reds and golden yellows complement the dominant greens, grays, tans and browns and harmonize with them. Most of the materials in this design seem to spring in radial fashion from a single source at the center (inserted into floral foam in a liner that sits on the top reclaimedwood base). Craspedia and millet spill from the focal area; de-petaled sunflowers subtly shadow the angles of gerbera blooms higher up. The low base, the placement of the dominant branches, and the emphasis on shape and line suggest that Tom was inspired by the ikebana tradition, in which the goal is to imitate, rather than to control or overrule nature. That would be in keeping with the wabi-sabi spirit of the wild and woolly woods. b



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leaf art


Floral design by Helen Miller AIFD

Photography by Ron Derhacopian

A simple S curve turns a bud vase into a conversation piece.

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Foliage courtesy of Wm. F. Puckett


Using variegated aspidistra and gerberas in vivid hues adds to the fan-fold fun. This technique can be used with just one gerbera stem or with two, one on each side of the spine of the aspidistra leaf. 1. Make three short slits along the spine of an aspidistra leaf, each just an inch or so long. Don’t make them too big, or they can tear as you insert stems through them. 2. Pull a gerbera stem through the slits, starting at the top of the leaf. 3. At the bottom, you may choose to wire and tape the leaf stem and flower stem together for security and ease of insertion. b




fresh focus

By Jordana Aspin and Bruce Wright

Something old, something new, something fragrant, something blue.


t’s official: lavender has joined the rank of other “old-fashioned” flowers that are now to be found all over Pinterest and Instagram, in fresh bouquets, hair ornaments, boutonnieres and corsages. Dried lavender and lavender essential oil, once confined to the drawers where Grandmother kept her linens and lingerie, have reemerged as the darlings of aromatherapy and even haute cuisine. Enthusiasts are recommending lavender as everything from a cure for insomnia to an insect repellent. Like many other trending flowers, lavender is deeply traditional, a flower and fragrance woven into Western cultural reference for cen-


turies. At the same time, for many customers an encounter with fresh lavender is a rarity; it’s certainly far from an everyday flower-shop staple. ALL IN GOOD TIME One reason is that as a fresh cut flower, lavender remains highly seasonal. True, different kinds and cultivars of lavender bloom at different times of year, and of course the harvest also varies with geography and climate—so you can get lavender almost year-round if you’re resourceful (and, perhaps, not too picky). “We’ve had such crazy warm weather for the past couple of years that we’ve been able to get fresh lavender of one kind or another virtually year-round—also thanks to our local microclimates,” says Malyne Hazard of California Flower Shippers, a wholesale flower shipper in the San Francisco Bay area. “We buy from a lot of small farmers up and down the coast, niche growers of niche things, and we’ll get 20 or 30 bunches every other day or once a week.”

Likewise, at Camflor, a grower-shipper in central California, “we have lavender at this point year-round,” says Carlos Cardoza. The only limitation, he says, comes from the fact that lavender is always field-grown, without SOME LIKE IT HOT While lavender is grown commercially all over the world, from Japan to Ukraine to the American Midwest, one of the oldest and most storied production areas is the Provence region of France (pictured). Field after field in Provence is planted with one or another cultivar of what is perhaps confusingly known in the trade as “English” lavender, famous for its sweet scent. French lavender is another species altogether (see page 20)—but if you buy something called “French lavender oil,” it is probably made with English lavender that was grown in France. Despite the name, English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is native to the Mediterranean region; in general, lavender grows best in areas with a relatively dry climate and plenty of summer sun.

any cover—so if there is heavy rain after the weather has turned warm (more likely to happen in spring than in summer), the flowers can get mold. The only choice then is to cut it back and wait for the next harvest. At Camflor, Carlos grows mostly French and Spanish lavender, which he says his customers prefer: “smaller heads, but more compact. My customers like the wheat look, with the little tassel on top of the flower.” By far the dominant variety in the industry, however, is English lavender. (More on the different types in a moment.) And English lavender typically blooms later in the season; it’s at its peak only for a short period of two or three weeks. In the warm, sunny, relatively dry areas of high production that English lavender loves best, that’s usually in June. “I sell English lavender the most,” says Aaron McKinnon, Los Angeles market manager for Mayesh Wholesale, “and the quality is by far the best in late June, maybe into July, when we get gigantic 50-stem bunches in from a nearby growing area in Ojai, California—the best of the best. Yes, we can get lavender at other times of the year, but it’s relatively scarce and not the same quality.” In the end, lavender of any kind is a perennial that blooms at most once or twice a year. (Some growers insist it’s better for next year’s harvest to leave the second bloom, if any, on the plants.) The places where it can be grown


are limited; it’s finicky about the climate it prefers, and can’t be grown cost-effectively in a greenhouse. So, the very best time to enjoy fresh lavender is during its brief season. CULTIVATING QUALITY Worldwide production of lavender is driven more by the essential oil business than by the market for cut or dried flowers. But whether for cut or dried flowers or essential oil, one species reigns supreme: English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia. Don’t be confused by the name: this lavender is not native to England but to the Mediterranean. Much of the lavender used for dried flowers and essential oil is grown in the south of France—but the variety is still either English lavender (L. angustifolia) or one of the English lavender hybrids known as the lavandins (Lavandula x intermedia). English lavender is favored for the sweetness of its scent and for its ability to retain color and fragrance when dried. The lavandins are also widely grown; they are tougher, with longer stems and bigger, more compact flowers. They also produce more flowers and more oil—but the oil is of lesser quality, because sharper and less sweet. Within these two categories, many cultivars known to gardeners have their own special characteristics. Colors range from dark purple to pale violet, pastel pink, and pristine white. A popular variety of English lavender is

‘Hidcote’: a dark blue-purple, short-stemmed but highly fragrant variety, excellent for drying. Another English lavender cultivar, ‘Jean Davis’, is known for its light pink coloration and fruity flavor. The English hybrids in general can be faulted for a higher rate of abscission—flowers dropping from the stem—but one cultivar in particular, ‘Grosso’, keeps its flowers nicely; the flowers of ‘Grosso’ also have a purple rather than a green calyx, making them ideal for monochromatic bouquets. In practice, however, when you purchase lavender as a fresh cut flower, you will probably know only that it is one of three broadly defined types: English (or English hybrids), French, or Spanish. Grown in lesser quantities, the French and Spanish lavenders bloom earlier in the spring. They tend to be less fragrant, however. Also, “they don’t dry well— they’re too pulpy,” says Malyne at California Flower Shippers. “The florets are larger and floppier and the stems not as stiff. They have to be cared for differently and turned quickly.” CUT AND DRIED Given the short season and the vulnerability of lavender as a cut flower, we’re fortunate that dried lavender flowers ENGLISH PREFERRED The market for dried flowers and for the production of essential oil is dominated by the “English” lavenders (Lavandula angustifolia) and their hybrids (a typical cultivar is pictured). Many buyers also find these to be ideal as cut flowers. Highly fragrant, they produce long, whorled spikes on sturdy stems. The hybrids are also called lavandins; their fragrance is sharper than that of pure English lavender, with pungent notes of camphor, but the flowers are larger and more abundant, on longer stems. The blooming season for the hybrids follows close upon the season for L. angustifolia, so that together, the English lavenders and the lavandins produce flowers over a short period from late spring to mid summer. They come in a wide range of cultivars, with diverse colors and other characteristics. Of these, however, a few are the best known, including ‘Hidcote’ English lavender and the English lavender hybrids, ‘Grosso’ and ‘Provence’.

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can, under the right circumstances, retain their color and fragrance beautifully. In purchasing dried stems, look for healthy stem color: gray-green, not gray or brown, advises Diann Lovejoy of Lovejoy Farms, a grower of dried flowers, herbs, and botanicals in Washington state. A discolored stem could indicate that the product is old and petals will drop. “We only use English lavender for drying,” Diann attests; other types are likely to drop flowers or to change color as they dry. “Ours is not preserved, nor colored”; it is naturally air dried, without application of heat, which tends to destroy the fragrance. The very best dried lavender from Lovejoy Farms, then, would be available about three to four weeks after harvest, which for English lavender in

Washington is from the end of June to the first couple weeks of July. But fragrance and color last nicely for at least a year. GROW YOUR OWN? When brides or other customers want fresh lavender and it’s out of season or otherwise difficult to obtain in good quality, one solution might be to check your local nursery for blooming plants. Another, if you have a little space for it, outdoors in a dry climate with well-drained soil and full sun, is to plant some in your garden. If you choose to go that route, be advised that it’s best to take cuttings or purchase the plants, since lavender is quite difficult to grow from seed. In fact, it is actually impossible to grow lavandins from seed, because the spe-

cies is sterile. Your plants will start producing quality lavender starting during the second year of growth as long as they have good air circulation, and should need little or no fertilizer. Harvest lavender flowers in the morning, while it is cool, but after any dew has dried. Be sure to keep them out of direct sunlight, which will cause the cut flowers to fade faster and to release their fragrance more quickly. For use as fresh cut flowers, they should be harvested just before the blooms open—but if you miss that moment in the bloom cycle, you can still harvest for drying. If the flowers are more mature, they may fall, but can then be used in making potpourri. Like many other flowers, lavender can be

TASSEL-TOPPED FRENCH AND SPANISH In the cut-flower marketplace you may encounter two other broadly defined types of lavender. Easily recognized by their tassel tops, French and Spanish lavenders (also called topped lavender) bloom earlier in the year than the English lavenders and their hybrids. In general they are less hardy than the English. The colored tassel tops are actually bracts (modified leaves). French lavender (Lavandula dentata, pictured at left) has a more compact flower and lovely serrated foliage; in the photo, you can see the tiny true flowers peeking out from the compact inflorescence. Spanish lavender (L. stoechas, at right) has a cylindrical shape and dramatic flags of vivid purple.


dried in slender bunches held together with rubber bands, hung upside down in a cool, dry place. The dryness is key with lavender, which is otherwise susceptible to wilts and other fungal infections. The rubber band keeps the bundle taut even as the stems shrink. If using the dried buds in potpourri, keep in mind that the Thanks to these suppliers who leaves of English lavcontributed to this story: enders are themselves California Flower Shippers quite fragrant and may create a subtle harCamflor mony. There is ing like fragrance to Lovejoy Farms stir the memories that you create with the Mayesh Wholesale most seasonal and ephemeral of fresh flowers. b

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Floral designs that come alive with green & blooming plants. Floral design by Jenny Thomasson AIFD, PFCI

Photography by Ron Derhacopian

CYCLAMEN CIRCLE The foundation of the design at right is a FloraCraft Styro Plus wreath, 14 inches in diameter and two inches thick. “Styro Plus” means that the green Styrofoam wreath is fortified with a waxed-corrugate backing—important for supporting the finished design. Jenny hollowed out a cavity inside the wreath form and equipped it with wire legs, as seen in the how-to photos, page 37. She decorated the outside of the wreath with green ribbon decked with fresh pine needles; the inside of the wreath is also lined with ribbon. Finally, she lined the wreath cavity with plastic and filled it with cyclamen plants in two striking colors. She filled in the space between the plants with dark green reindeer moss and added a woodsy veil made with stripped sprigs of asparagus fern. Massed and elevated in a circle, the winged blooms

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PURPLE CLOUD At left, to call out the blush tints of long-stemmed phalaenopsis blooms, Jenny surrounded them with wax flower, first stripping the lower stems of the wax to create a tiered or cloud effect. The wax flower stems also provide support for the phalaenopsis, in lieu of a stake. The orchids are placed in the container in their pots, surrounded by foam, which hydrates the wax flower, including a little patch at the base; lava rock covers most of the foam and soil. Lime green wired wool adds a bright accent above the textured Iris Bowl. EAT OR BE EATEN Plants like carnivorous sarracenias (pitcher plants), available but certainly not run-of-the-mill, can turn an everyday design into a striking novelty. At right, the pitcher plants are paired with “shamrocks.� (These, with their pretty white flowers, are not true clover but a kind of oxalis, an edible plant related to sorrel.) Jenny planted both together with equisetum, which shows a different, more delicate character as a plant. The plants make a fan shape that goes from dark to light, domed in soil in the center of a low clear glass bowl and shored up with black river rocks. Callas and curly willow tips are added for color and line. The callas are in water tubes, so they can be removed when they have faded without leaving floral foam behind.

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MOONSCAPE At upper left, a superstructure of craspedia functions like an abstract botanical sculpture that will dry in place above a long row of yellowflowering moon cactus (Gymnocalycium mihaori). Jenny placed damp potting soil into the long low Denver Boat, then wedged the cacti into place with black river rocks, starting from either end of the bowl. She created the superstructure of craspedia separately, simply by inserting short craspedia stems directly into the flowering heads of other craspedia, some with short, some with long stems. Cuttings from a string-of-pearls plant add the finishing touch. LOVE YOU BUNCHES African violet plants look more than ever like little nosegays when they are massed in a low bowl and surrounded with loops of bundled bear grass. The plants are left in their pots, but Jenny first prepared the bowl with lava rocks and potting soil to anchor the pots; they will need to be watered individually. She trimmed both the root ends and the tips of each bear grass bundle to make it nice and even, easy to insert into the soil of the pots. ORCHID ABSTRACTION The “branches” are bright fuchsia-colored Fiber Sticks, encased and elevated inside rectangular plate-glass prisms—and yet, the presentation on this page recapitulates the natural growth habit of epiphytic orchid plants, perched on trees in the rainforest. The sticks are stuck together with UGlu to create free-form sculptures, where the orchids look right at home, their dangling roots washed clean. Pink gravel and bright green reindeer moss reinforce and brighten the palette. The reindeer moss also helps to capture and retain moisture at the base of the plant. A taller orchid nestles in a low glass rectangle, its root ball covered in moss and wrapped in bright pink wool fabric. For a how-to photo that shows how Jenny prepared the Fiber Sticks, see page 37. June 2016 27

INTOXICATING FRAGRANCE Wafting their rich perfume, the flowering jasmine plants above share two low green ceramic rectangles with echeveria in a seductive shade of purple edged with pink. Accents of light pink wired wool underscore the margins of the succulent rosettes. Can you imagine a more luxurious, romantic, and at the same time long-lasting floral gift?


STARS AND STRIPES Below, pink ‘Esperance’ roses in water tubes bring out the glowing pink margins of echeveria rosettes in a structure of tiered aluminum trays. The water tubes are slipped into rolled ti leaves. They can easily be pulled out to replace the roses as needed; the design remains attractive without the flowers. Jenny secured the stacked trays with UGlu Dashes. She filled them with potting soil, including the covered areas (for weight and balance), then took the succulents from their pots and removed enough soil to plant them in the shallow trays. Floral adhesive holds the shape of each rolled ti leaf; the leaves are then simply nestled in the soil along with a few sansevieria leaves. Pink gravel punches up the color scheme, plus one-inch Styrofoam spheres, sprayed with Design Master Basil and Olive Bright and studded with apple-green midollino.


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TAKE A STAND At left, airplants (tillandsias) nestle, elevated, on custom stands that Jenny made herself with florist wire, covered with Bind Wire. The stands are constructed with feet to hold them upright; at the top, they have branches that support the airplants. The branches are additionally dressed with skirts of long bundled bear grass and a chain of short bear-grass bundles. For how-to shots, see page 36.

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PEARL CASCADE Dark red ti leaves provide a beautiful background for dangling strands of string-of-pearls (Senecio rowleyanus). The strands have been cut from the plant but, being succulents, they can easily be re-rooted and recycled as living plants. Eucalyptus leaves join the cascade; ‘Cool Water’ roses, Moon spray carnations, and eryngium complement the colors of the ti leaves and the dark blue Occasion Vases. To create height in the designs, Jenny stacked bricks of foam while providing support and an essential layer of plastic, as seen in the how-to photos on page 36.


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BRANCHING OUT The twisty shape, natural texture and light color of grapewood branches make a beautiful complement to lush green and blooming plants. Jenny mossed the ferns and azaleas simply by removing them from their pots, wrapping them with moss, and securing the moss with a further wrapping of Bind Wire. Then she mounted the mossed plants onto the grapewood with florist wire, as seen in the how-to photo on page 37. When the plants need watering, they can be removed and dunked in water, then allowed to drain before they are replaced on the grapewood. Skeleton leaves, handmade of curly willow and Bind Wire, harmonize the color and texture of the wood with the living plant motif.

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TREE HUGGERS Like orchids, many bromeliads grow naturally as epiphytes on trees— including tillandsias (airplants) and flamelike guzmanias. Here they create an eye-catching, nature-inspired spectacle, hung right side-up and upside-down on a curly-willow “tree” fashioned with both willow tips and the thick lower stems. Jenny built the tree using the Lomey Design System in clear acrylic. The Lomey System is sturdy enough to support the willow yet nearly disappears when the design is completed. To secure the structure, she surrounded the hollow, upright Lomey Column with willow; she bound the willow, not to the Column but to other stems and branches. With the cut ends drinking water from the clear Lomey Dish, the willow will leaf out as time goes on. The mossed bromeliads and tillandsias are secured to the “tree” with Bind Wire. Equisetum stems angle their way around the tree; reindeer moss adds touches of bright green. 34


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How-to’s TAKE A STAND, page 29 The foundation of this design is a reusable, custom-made stand made by wrapping bundles of heavy-gauge (#18) florist wires with Bind Wire. To make the stand tall enough, you need two bundles, each composed of about two dozen wires. The two bundles overlap in the center of the

BRANCHING OUT, page 32-33 To mount a mossed plant on a grapewood branch, use heavy-gauge (No. 18) florist wire. Make a bundle of the wires and twist them around the branch as seen in the photo at right, with ends splayed so that they can be bent upward to make a “basket” that catches the mossed plants. The wires can also be used to secure two branches together for greater stability. The ends of the wires are inserted into the moss. When the plants need watering, they can be removed and soaked, then allowed to drain before they are replaced on the wood.

stand’s upright stem, which creates an attractive natural bulge. The wires in the lower bundle emerge at the bottom into feet—smaller bundles, covered with more Bind Wire. A webbing of Bind Wire adds an attractive and stabilizing detail. The wires in the upper bundle emerge at the top of the upright stem into branches. In the finished design, these are bent upward at right angles, and each branch is decked with a bundle of bear grass, tightly wrapped at the (trimmed) root end with more Bind Wire. The top of the stand is further decorated with a Bind Wire necklace of short bear-grass bundles. The final step is to add the airplants to the stand. Here’s a tip on how to wrap a bundle of bear grass or florist wires with Bind Wire: Secure the bundle initially by starting in the middle (not

PEARL CASCADE, page 30-31 Stacking two bricks of foam to create height in a design, be sure to place a piece of plastic between them. The plastic keeps the top brick hydrated by preventing moisture from draining downward. Use this technique with bricks placed either horizontally,

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secure it further. Cover the stack with ti leaves by wrapping them around horizontally and securing them with greening pins.


ORCHID ABSTRACTION, page 27 When Fiber Sticks are cut into shorter lengths, the cut end shows white rather than the color of the stick—which might be taken as an invitation to cover it with bright decorative wire. Simply take a quantity of bullion wire, squish it into a ball, and then flatten the ball into a cap. Secure the cap on the stick with a wrapping of jeweler’s wire. You may then want to wrap some of the Fiber Sticks lightly with bullion. 33 january 2012

CYCLAMEN CIRCLE, page 23 To create a custom planter in the shape of a horizontal wreath, start with a 14-inch Styro Plus wreath, made of two-inch-thick Styrofoam with a waxed, corrugated backing. Use your design knife to carve a circular cavity in the center of the wreath. To give the wreath legs, make bundles of heavy-gauge (No. 18) wire, four wires to a bundle, and insert them through the bottom of the wreath in four places, so that the wires emerge just above the cardboard backing. Wrap the wires tightly with Bind Wire, then reinforce them in place with pan glue. To decorate the outside of the wreath, cover a long piece of ribbon, first with UGlu Strips, then with pine needles (lay the pine needles on thickly, then shake off the excess). Then attach the ribbon to the wreath with pan glue. b June 2016 37

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out. Each of these five walls begins with a sturdy wooden frame, with brackets to hold it

dation that can be re-used for a different event, with some of the components switched

to create a floral wall, at least part of the effort goes into constructing a frame or foun-

creating more panels of the same size. While it usually takes a fair amount of work time

here are roughly four by eight feet. They can of course be doubled or tripled simply by

different ways to make them. These are just a few of the possibilities. All the walls shown

HUNG WITH CARE Giftwrap in a brush-stroke pattern makes a beautiful—and easy—backdrop for a wall hung with Christmas ornaments. The giftwrap covers a plywood foundation attached to a wooden frame. Tom stapled the giftwrap in place, then secured twin aluminum deer heads to the plywood. He wrapped a four-foot rod with ribbon in gunmetal gray, secured silver mitsumata to the ribbonwrapped rod, and let the rod and mitsumata rest in the deer antlers, so that he could hang ornaments, garlands, and flowers in water tubes from the rod. This wall would make an eye-catching shop-window or in-store display.

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Living walls are making a splash in the event world—and there are lots of

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MAKING WAVES For the most lavish look possible in a floral wall, nothing beats Oasis Floral Foam Tiles. Squares of Oasis Maxlife floral foam are adhered to a plastic backing; the segmentation of the foam into square “tiles” keeps the moisture within each tile, so that all the foam on the sheet remains fully hydrated. Here, the tiles are secured with Velcro to a sheet of plywood supported by a wood frame (see page 48). The sheets can easily be cut with a design knife to fit the frame exactly (it doesn’t have to be where the tiles separate). To create the wall seen here, Tom filled the frame with the tiles, then laid it horizontally on top of a long table. Before beginning his insertions, he carved wavy lines and circles in the foam to serve as guidelines for the design—a colorful confection suitable for a spring or summer wedding.




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SPRING SHOWERS A decorative shower curtain, made of textured fabric, is glued onto a plywood frame, and sewn with horizontal stripes of rosette ribbon. The ribbon stripes are closed on the bottom, but open at regular intervals on the top, making pockets for water tubes, so that fresh flowers can easily be placed and replaced as needed. For the top and bottom of the wall, Tom created a border made of foam board petaled with silk rose petals. The panels are stapled to the plywood, which is supported by a frame built out of two-by-fours and held upright with brackets like the one in the howto photo on page 48.




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FLOATING FRAMES Premade window screens, framed in white vinyl, are faced with brown ribbon and decorated with split sections of bamboo; they hang suspended on monofilament in an open wood frame. The monofilament is strong but practically invisible, while the window screens create a smoky illusion. The bamboo sections are cut from cubes and rectangular containers in the Teleflora Bamboo Collection, soaked in water overnight so they could be pulled apart. Once soaked, they can be sliced with a utility knife, going with the natural grain. Bullionwrapped embroidery rings add further decoration, along with water tubes, attached to the bamboo with UGlu and wire, then filled with ‘Mango’ callas, craspedia, and pheasant feathers. Tom curled the feathers with his knife, running the blade with a single motion against one side of the shaft. Overlapping, gilded salal leaves add the final touch. For how-to’s, see page 48.




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A GARDEN MEDALLION Garden mesh (as seen on page 48) is sold under many different names, mostly in garden centers, to keep deer and other wildlife out of the garden. It’s like chicken wire, but made of a plastic that is slightly stretchy—just enough so that water tubes can be pushed through the holes. It comes on a roll. Tom stapled the mesh to an open plywood frame, stretching it fairly tight and overlapping two rolls to cover the frame entirely. He placed sections of white hydrangea and salmon-colored ‘Amsterdam’ roses into water tubes and inserted the tubes into the mesh, so that the bottoms of the tubes were angled downward to prevent leaks (overlapping sections of garden mesh make this easier). He then outlined the roses with rolled and folded leaves, a combination of aspidistra and anthurium. As a finishing touch, he feathered the edges of the wall and filled in here and there in the center with White Mist plumosus.



MAKING WAVES, pages 40-41 Oasis Floral Foam Tiles, segmented to prevent moisture from draining to the bottom, come in sheets of 12 square foam tiles. The sheets can be cut to fit the space available within a wood frame and adhered to plywood on the back of the frame with Velcro. For construction of a large floral wall, place the frame horizontally, elevated on a table, and carve guidelines in the floral foam surface, like the curves and circles seen here, before you begin your insertions.

A GARDEN MEDALLION, pages 46-47 Garden mesh is sold at garden centers under various names. For your floral wall, you want a mesh or nettings made of somewhat flexible plastic, strong but flexible enough to hold water tubes pushed through the holes. The mesh can be stapled onto a wood frame.


STANDING WALLS All of the walls in this feature were built on the foundation of a wood frame made of two-by-fours or one-by-threes. The frames can be assembled in different ways and equipped with a plywood backing, or not, depending on your needs, but all were supported with brackets to keep them securely upright. FLOATING FRAMES, pages 44-45 Premade, vinyl-framed window screens are lightweight and inexpensive. With the frame covered on one side with ribbon, they can be hung with monofilament and decorated with bamboo panels, water tubes and bullion-wrapped embroidery rings for a contemporary-organic look. b 48 JUNE 2016

what’s in store

MAKE A SPLASH! New Color Splash Cubes from Teleflora come in six mouth-watering, on-trend colors, each with a white interior that adds depth to the outside color and also helps to hide stems. These cheerful cubes also make great candleholders. Call 800-333-0205 or visit

THE AMAZING TINY CUBE PROJECTOR The UO Smart Beam Laser, only two inches high, wide and deep, uses eye-safe laser technology to project images or video onto screens up to 150 inches. The laser projector connects to any playback device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) via wire or wi-fi, adding sensational drama to special events. Call KDC USA at 323-391-1435 or visit


NOT-SO-SHABBY CHIC From the Katie Alice Candy Tableware collection, a tiered cake stand in porcelain features pastel florals mixed with polka dots in pink, blue, yellow and green, perfect for afternoon tea in the garden. The bottom plate is a little over 10 inches in diameter. The cake stand comes in a hat box. Call +44 (0) 207 627 1894 or visit

JUST ADD WATER The Eco Cube container, sturdy yet 100% biodegradable, is filled with seeds and fertilizer. With sufficient water, light and warmth, the seeds will sprout into herbs, flowers, or even trees. As they grow bigger, re-potting couldn’t be easier: the entire cube can be submerged in a larger pot or in the ground outside, where it will turn into additional fertilizer. Email Growing Concepts at or visit

industry events For the most recent additions to Teleflora Unit Programs, go to and click on Design Education to access the Floral Event Calendar in the Unit Program section.

National and International June 6-30, Atlanta, GA FloraMart® (Pete Garcia Company) market dates for spring/summer 2017 merchandise (closed on Father’s Day, June 19), FloraMart. Visit

June 20-22, Chicago, IL International Floriculture Expo, McCormick Place. Visit

July 3-7, Orange County, CA AIFD National Symposium: “Inspiration,” Anaheim Marriott. Call the American Institute of Floral Designers at 410-752-3318 or visit

November 2-4, Aalsmeer, The Netherlands FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer, FloraHolland. Visit

November 2-4, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF), Expo Haarlemmermeer. Visit

December 5-16, Atlanta, GA FloraMart® (Pete Garcia Company) market dates for fall/Christmas 2017 merchandise, FloraMart. Visit

January 9-11, 2017, Santa Barbara, CA Florabundance Inspirational Design Days. Visit

January 10-12, 2017, Long Beach, CA The Special Event, Long Beach Convention Center. Visit

January 24-27, 2017, Essen, Germany IPM Essen, Messe Essen. Visit

July 9-12, Columbus, OH

January 27-31, 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Cultivate ’16 (trade show and educational sessions), Greater Columbus Convention Center. Visit

Christmasworld, including the new Floradecora. Visit

July 11-22, Atlanta, GA

National AIFD Symposium, Sheraton Seattle. Call the American Institute of Floral Designers at 410-752-3318 or visit

FloraMart® (Pete Garcia Company) market dates for spring/summer 2017 merchandise, FloraMart. Visit

August 2-4, Valley Forge, PA EIGC, Eastern Trade Show and Conference for Independent Garden Centers, Casino Resort. Visit

August 16-18, Chicago, IL IGC (Independent Garden Centers) Show, Navy Pier. Visit

September 21-24, Maui, HI SAF Annual Convention, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Call the Society of American Florists at 800336-4743 or visit

October 5-8, Quito, Ecuador Agriflor 2016, Centro de Exposiciones. Visit

October 19-21, Miami, FL Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association Floral Distribution Conference, Miami Airport Convention Center. Call WF&FSA at 888-2893372 or visit


July 1-5, 2017, Seattle, WA

June 30-July 5, 2018, Washington, DC National AIFD Symposium, Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Call the American Institute of Floral Designers at 410-752-3318 or visit

Central Region June 21, Indianapolis, IN Indiana Unit, Everyday Designs with Gerard Toh, Kennicott Brothers. Contact Jackie Poe at 317694-8562 or

July 31, Sioux Falls, SD Minndakota Unit, Everyday Designs with Vonda LaFever, North American Wholesale Florist. Contact Laura Baker at 605-539-9800 or

August 7, Plymouth, MN Minndakota Unit, Special Events with Cindy Tole, Len Busch Roses. Contact Pat Gustaf at 605334-2000 or

Northeast Region June 22, Bloomsburg, PA Penn Jersey Unit, Mechanics with Tom Bowling, Dillon’s Floral. Contact Linda Bogarde at 215-547-4550 or

August 16, Holyoke, MA New England Unit, Wedding Designs with John Hosek, The Delaney House. Contact Heather Sullivan at 413-785-5148 or

September 28, Amherst, NY Upstate New York Unit, Holiday Designs with Tom Bowling, Classics V Banquet and Conference Center. Contact Josette Vest at 585657-8063 or

South Central Region July 16-17, Boerne, TX Texas State Florists Association Floral Forum, program includes hands-on party design workshop (7/16) and main-stage party program (7/17) with Tom Simmons, Tapatio Springs Resort & Conference Center. Visit

July 24, Midland, TX WesTexas – New Mexico Florists Association, program includes Designer’s Choice with John Hosek, Horseshoe Arena. Contact Lee Ware at 432-530-7173 or

July 24, Stillwater, OK Oklahoma State Florist Association, program includes Wedding Trends with Joyce Mason-Monheim, OSU Alumni Center. Contact Lenzee Bilke at 405-341-2530 or

July 31, Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Florists Association, program includes Trends with Gerard Toh, Black Canyon Conference Center. Call 602-795-0302 or visit

September 10-12, Quapaw, OK Ozark Florists Association Convention, program includes a design demonstration by Gerard Toh, Downstream Convention Center. Visit or contact Fran Davis at 417-883-8581 or

Southeast Region June 1-5, St. Augustine, FL Florida State Florists Association Convention, program includes Creative Innovative Events with John Hosek, World Golf Village Renaissance Resort. Contact Len Beckett at 321-863-1871 or or visit

June 8, Knoxville, TN Tennessee Unit, Sympathy Designs with Jim Ganger, Flowers Direct Inc. Contact Susan Holt at 423-586-0733 or

August 14, Cary, NC North Carolina Florist Association Convention, program includes Party Designs with Tom Simmons, Embassy Suites. Visit or contact Bill McPhail at 910867-2900 or

September 18, Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina State Florist Association Convention, program includes Everyday Designs with Kevin Ylvisaker, Clarion Hotel. Contact Linda Mattison at 864-375-0024 or

September 25, Florence, SC South Carolina Unit, Sympathy Designs with John Hosek, Tommy’s Wholesale. Contact Buddy Poole at 864-316-2688 or

Western Region Oct 14-16, Helena, MT Montana Florist Association Convention, program includes Celebrations with Alex Jackson, Radisson Colonial Hotel. Visit or contact Debbie Snyder at 406-752-1313 or

Oct 23, Denver, CO SAF 1-Day Profit Blast, Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park. Call the Society of American Florists at 800-336-4743 or visit

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For more information on merchandise featured in Flowers&, contact the supplier directly. Direct links to most suppliers can be found on the Flowers& website, www. Use the links under “Advertisers in This Issue” or the link to our searchable, online Buyers’ Guide at the top of the Flowers& home page.


Green 14-inch Styro Plus wreath, FloraCraft. Bind Wire, Smithers-Oasis.

MAKING WAVES, pages 40-41

Oasis Floral Foam Tiles, SmithersOasis.

FLOATING FRAMES, pages 44-45

Gilded leaves, Wm. F. Puckett. Water tubes, Accent Décor.


White Mist plumosus, Wm. F. Puckett.



Green Ceramic Rectangles, Vasesource. Light pink Wool with Wire , Accent Décor.

Fresh flowers,


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Aluminum trays, Jamali. Pink gravel, Vasesource. One-inch Styrofoam spheres, FloraCraft. Basil and Olive Bright Colortool Sprays, Design Master. Apple-green midollino, SmithersOasis.

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Reclaimed Wood Bases and Birch Strips, Accent Décor. Protea, craspedia, sunflowers, grevillea, and millet, Ocean View. Faux succulent, Pioneer Imports.

P LA N T KI N GDOM , pages 22-37

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TAKE A STAND, page 29


Bind Wire, Smithers-Oasis.

Green 14-inch Styro Plus wreath, FloraCraft. Bind Wire, Smithers-Oasis.

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PEARL CASCADE, Occasion Vases and Occasion Compotes, Accent Décor.



Iris Bowl and Wool with Wire, Accent Décor.

Grapewood branches, Koyal Wholesale.



Low circular glass dish, Jamali.


Lomey Design System, SmithersOasis.

Denver Boat, Accent Décor. Black river rocks, Vasesource.


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Obsidian bowl (obsidian finish over aluminum), SNK.


Duplex Vases, Glass Plate Bowl, Fiber Sticks, reindeer moss, and Wool Fabric, Accent Décor. Pink gravel, Vasesource.


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HUNG WITH CARE, pages 38-39

Aluminum deer, silver mitsumata, gift wrap, test tubes, snowflakes, mercury glass and icicle ornaments, Bling Garland, and diamond wrap, Accent Décor.

F e at u r e d Suppliers Accent Décor, Inc. Call 800-385-5114 or visit Design Master Color Tool. Call 800-525-2644 or visit FloraCraft. Call 800-253-0409 or visit Call 877-625-3243 or visit Jamali Garden and Floral Supply. Call 212-979-0108 or visit Koyal Wholesale. Call 888-98-KOYAL or visit Ocean View Flowers. Call 800-736-5608 or visit Pioneer Imports & Wholesale. Call 888-234-5400 or visit Smithers-Oasis. Call 800-321-8286 or visit SNK Enterprises. Call 800-531-5375 or visit Teleflora. Call 800-333-0205 or visit Vasesource. Call 718-752-0424 or visit Wm. F. Puckett. Call 800-426-3376 or visit

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American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) 410-752-3318


CalFlowers (California Association of Flower Growers & Shippers) 831-479-4912


Classico Manufacturing Co 877-688-6889


Container Source 800-499-6128


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Florigene Flowers 954-438-9892


Hortica Insurance and Employee Benefits 800-851-7740


Kurt S. Adler, Inc. INSIDE BUYER’S GUIDE COVER 800-243-9627 Pete Garcia Company 800-241-3733 John Toomey Co

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Wedding Aisle Runners Rentals & Sales

UPS Shipments

White Cotton Runners


Reliant Ribbon 800-886-2697


Royal Flowers 800-977-4483


Sandtastik Products 800-845-3845


Schusters of Texas 800-351-1493


Seminole 83 800-638-3378 Smithers-Oasis 3 800-321-8286 Syndicate Sales INSIDE COVER COVER 800-428-0515 Teleflora 800-333-0205 Vase Valet 316-747-2579

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Suppliers and Resources


Wholesale Florists


Floral Schools


Floral Industry Associations


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Index to Products and Services BALLOONS & BALLOON SUPPLIES

Balloon accessories & equipment...................................58 Balloons.....................................58


Books & videos, instructional.............................58 Books, floral design...............58 Flower buyers’ guides.............58

Business services

BUSINESS SERVICES......................58 Business forms..........................58 Employment opportunities.....58 Florist consultants.................58 Incorporation & related services......................................58 Insurance services...................58 Training, sales & service.........58


Candleholders & candelabra................................58 Candles.......................................58 Candles, mechanical................58 Cards & Stationery items....58


Antitranspirants.......................58 Ethylene filters & inhibitors...................................58 Flower foods & hydration solutions................58 Leaf shines.................................58 Rose cleaning machines..........58 Chocolates...............................58


Glass marbles & chips.............59 Picks, decorative floral.........59 Rocks, artificial........................59 Sand, colored...........................59 Stones, colored.......................59 Wire accessories......................59 Wires, decorative.....................59 Wool & felt................................59


Adhesives....................................59 Bow makers...............................59 Clear binding tape....................59 Cutting tools............................59 Frogs & needlepoint holders......................................59 Flower stem cleaning machines.....................................59 Flower stem strippers, handheld....................................59 Garland making machines.......59 Grapevine forms.......................59 Paints, floral............................59 Picks, steel................................59 Picks, water...............................59 Picks, wood...............................59 Stemming machines & supplies......................................59 Stem wrap..................................59 Water tubes...............................59


Carts, flower display..............59 Display props............................59 Pedestals....................................59

Artificial snow..........................58 Christmas containers..............58 Christmas decorations, ornaments, & display items....58 Christmas garlands, greens, & wreaths, fresh.......58 Christmas greens, artificial...58 Christmas trees, artificial......58 Holly...........................................58 Pine cones..................................58 Poinsettia tree display racks.............................58


Baskets.......................................58 Bud vases....................................58 Containers, ceramic.................59 Containers, crystal..................59 Containers, eco-friendly........59 Containers, glass.....................59 Containers, mâché....................59 Containers, metal.....................59 Containers, novelty.................59 Containers, plastic...................59 Containers, recyclable...........59 Containers, terrarium.............59 Containers, wood.....................59 Containers, wood with glass vase inset...............59 Liners..........................................59 Planters.....................................59 DELIVERY.....................................59 Delivery systems, trays, accessories....................59 Delivery vehicle graphics.......59

Floral foams..............................60 Foam forms................................60 Styrofoam™ & Styrofoam™ forms..........................................60



Beads & beaded wires..............59 Birds & butterflies...................59 Feathers......................................59 Gel beads & cubes.....................59

Dried flowers & botanicals...59 Dried lavender..........................59 Driftwood..................................59 Lichen branches.......................60 Manzanita....................................60 Preserved flowers & foliage.....................................60 Silica gel for flower drying...........................60 Wreaths, dried & preserved...................................60



Alstroemeria..............................60 Anthuriums.................................60 Asters, Matsumoto...................60 Birds of paradise......................60 Branches, berried & flowering..................................60 Callas..........................................60 Carnations.................................60 Chrysanthemums......................60 Clematis, cut..............................60 Dahlias........................................60 Delphinium & larkspur............60 Environmental & fair trade programs...................................60 Eryngium.....................................60 Ferns, cut...................................60 Freesia.........................................60 Fresh flowers...........................60 Gardenias, stemmed.................60 Garden roses............................60 Garlands, fresh........................60

Gerberas.....................................60 Gingers.......................................60 Gloriosa.....................................60 Greens, cut................................60 Greens, cut, Australian ..........60 Gypsophila.................................60 Heliconias...................................60 Hyacinths....................................60 Hydrangeas................................60 Iris................................................60 Leis...............................................60 Leucadendrons.........................60 Lilies............................................60 Limonium.....................................60 Lisianthus (Eustoma)................60 Online flower buying..............60 Orchids.......................................60 Peonies........................................60 Proteas.......................................60 Ranunculus................................61 Roses...........................................61 Roses, spray...............................61 Ruscus.........................................61 Sarracenia..................................61 Scabiosa......................................61 Snapdragons ............................61 Solidago.....................................61 Stock...........................................61 Succulents.................................61 Sweet peas.................................61 Tillandsias..................................61 Tropical flowers & foliage....61 Tulips...........................................61 Tweedia.......................................61 Waxflower.................................61


Bath and body products.........61 Gift basket supplies.................61 Gourmet foods..........................61 Shrink film wrap & equipment...................................61


Gift wrap & supplies................61 Gift wrap cutters & dispensers..................................61 Gifts.............................................61


Decorative accessories...........61 Garden accents.........................61 JEWELRY.....................................61


Advertising materials..............61 Consumer education................61 Direct mail programs..............61 Promotional programs...........61 Moss...........................................61


Bags & boxes, floral packaging...................................61 Bags & boxes, gift & decorative..................................61 Cellophane................................61 Floral wrap...............................61 Packaging, floral.....................61 Plant sleeves & wrap..............61


Permanent arrangements.......61 Permanent flowers & foliage.....................................61 Permanent fruits & vegetables..................................61 Permanent plants & trees........................................61


Plant care supplies..................61 Plant food.................................61 Plants, blooming......................61 Plants, green............................62 Pot covers.................................62 Topiary forms............................62 Plush animals & toys..........62 Photography equipment....62 Printing services..................62


Refrigerated containers for holiday rental...................62 Refrigerators............................62


Bows, premade..........................62 Ribbon printers & supplies......................................62 Ribbon racks..............................62 Ribbons.......................................62 Ribbons, custom imprinting...................................62


Casket saddles..........................62 Easels..........................................62 Funeral supplies.......................62 Lettering, adhesive...................62 Sympathy keepsakes.................62


Computer software & systems...................................62 Mobile apps................................62 Website development & e-commerce................................62 Trade shows...........................62


Aisle runners............................62 Arches.........................................62 Bouquet accessories................62 Bouquet holders......................62 Bouquet stands.........................62 Boutonniere pins & magnets......................................62 Canopies.....................................62 Corsage accessories................62 Corsages, premade...................62 Gazebos, portable....................62 Gems & gemmed accessories................................62 Guest book stands...................62 Lattice.........................................62 Pew holders..............................62 Wedding accessories...............62

Wholesale florists with national delivery.......62


Lights, novelty..........................61 Linens..........................................61 Party decorations and favors..................................61 Party risers...............................61

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Products and Services

Search here for suppliers who specialize in providing a particular product or service. Refer to the Suppliers and Resources section, pages 64-72, for more information on each supplier. Suppliers advertising in this issue are shown in bold type, and their advertisements are cross-referenced in the suppliers’ section.

BALLOONS & BALLOON SUPPLIES Balloon accessories & equipment

Betallic LLC Premium Balloon Accessories

Insurance services

Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits Texas State Florists’ Association

Training, sales & service FloralStrategies TeamFloral


Betallic LLC burton + BURTON Dollar Tree Direct Pete Garcia Company

CANDLES Candleholders & candelabra

Design358 The John Henry Company Rene van Rems Floral Training Center

Accent Decor, Inc Apex Fountain Sales Biedermann & Sons, Inc D&D International, Inc Dollar Tree Direct Fitz Design FP Flourishes The Gallery Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Kay Berry Plus One Imports SNK Enterprises Syndicate Sales Inc Vasesource

Flower buyers’ guides


BOOKS & VIDEOS Books & videos, instructional

American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Floral Design Institute Flowerhandlers, Inc

Books, floral design

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers CalFlowers Hawaii’s Flowers Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association VWS Export-Import of Flowerbulbs


The John Henry Company

Business services

Beneva Solutions Flowerhandlers, Inc Fundera International Floral Distributors

Employment opportunities Florasearch, Inc

Florist consultants

Beneva Solutions Flowerhandlers, Inc Rene van Rems Floral Training Center TeamFloral

Incorporation & related services


Biedermann & Sons, Inc Candle Artisans, Inc Creative Candles Dollar Tree Direct Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Knorr Beeswax Kristin and Company Lillian Rose Pete Garcia Company Vasesource Village Candle, Inc

Candles, mechanical Acolyte Designs, LLC Candle Artisans, Inc

Cards & stationery items The John Henry Company MikWright, Ltd Nashville Wraps, LLC

CARE & HANDLING Antitranspirants

Chrysal Americas Design Master Color Tool Inc Floralife Smithers-Oasis Syndicate Sales Inc

Ethylene filters & inhibitors Chrysal Americas Ethylene Control, Inc Floralife

Flower foods & hydration solutions Chrysal Americas Floralife Smithers-Oasis Syndicate Sales Inc

Leaf shines

Chrysal Americas Design Master Color Tool Inc Syndicate Sales Inc Vasesource

Rose cleaning machines Whiz Strip

Christmas garlands, greens, & wreaths, fresh

Bergh’s Holly Farm Continental Floral Greens Oregon Roses, Inc Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association Wm F Puckett, Inc

Christmas greens, artificial Select Artificials Inc Sullivans

Christmas trees, artificial Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Kurt S. Adler, Inc Regency International Select Artificials Inc Sullivans



Kane Candy Moonstruck Chocolate Company Saksco Gourmet Basket Supplies


Accent Decor, Inc Design Master Color Tool Inc FloraCraft Corporation JRM Chemical, Inc

Christmas containers Plus One Imports Syndicate Sales Inc Teleflora Vasesource

Christmas decorations, ornaments, & display items Accent Decor, Inc Biedermann & Sons, Inc Dollar Tree Direct Floral Supply Syndicate Harvest Import Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Knorr Beeswax Kurt S. Adler, Inc Pete Garcia Company Plus One Imports Regency International Santa’s Wholesale Supply Sullivans

Bergh’s Holly Farm Columbia Gorge Holly Farms

Pine cones

Columbia Pine Cones and Botanicals Continental Floral Greens Knud Nielsen Company Moss’s Unlimited Oregon Roses, Inc Schusters of Texas

Poinsettia tree display racks Creative Displays


Avery Imports burton + BURTON Frontier Imports, Inc Giftwares Company Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Longhorn Imports Pioneer Imports & Wholesale SuperMoss Syndicate Sales Inc

Bud vases

D&D International, Inc Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies SNK Enterprises Syndicate Sales Inc Teleflora

Containers, ceramic Accent Decor, Inc burton + BURTON D&D International, Inc Dollar Tree Direct Floral Supply Syndicate Georgetown Pottery Giftwares Company Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Modern Collections Sullivans Syndicate Sales Inc Teleflora Vasesource

Containers, crystal Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies SNK Enterprises Syndicate Sales Inc Teleflora

Containers, eco-friendly FlowerBox Garcia Group Glass Smithers-Oasis Syndicate Sales Inc Western Pulp Products

Containers, glass

Accent Decor, Inc D&D International, Inc Diamond Star Dollar Tree Direct DVFlora Floral Supply Syndicate FP Flourishes Garcia Group Glass Giftwares Company Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Pete Garcia Company Smithers-Oasis SNK Enterprises Syndicate Sales Inc Teleflora Vasesource

Containers, mâché Western Pulp Products

Containers, metal

Accent Decor, Inc Apex Fountain Sales Avery Imports burton + BURTON FP Flourishes Frontier Imports, Inc Giftwares Company Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Longhorn Imports Saksco Gourmet Basket Supplies SNK Enterprises Syndicate Sales Inc

Containers, novelty Longhorn Imports Plus One Imports Teleflora

Containers, plastic

American Floral Container, Inc Container Source FloraCraft Corporation Pete Garcia Company Smithers-Oasis Syndicate Sales Inc Teleflora

Containers, recyclable FlowerBox

Containers, terrarium Garcia Group Glass Syndicate Sales Inc

Containers, wood

Floral Supply Syndicate Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Modern Collections Moss’s Unlimited Vasesource

Containers, wood with glass vase inset

Gel beads & cubes Accent Decor, Inc JRM Chemical, Inc

Glass marbles & chips Dorothy Biddle Service Sandtastik Products Ltd Syndicate Sales Inc

Picks, decorative floral Berwick Offray LLC Frontier Imports, Inc Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Milton Adler Company

Rocks, artificial

American Floral Container, Inc

Sand, colored

FloraCraft Corporation Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Sandtastik Products Ltd

Stones, colored

Avery Imports Syndicate Sales Inc

Accent Decor, Inc Dorothy Biddle Service FloraCraft Corporation Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Sandtastik Products Ltd


Wire accessories

Modern Collections


American Floral Container, Inc Avery Imports SuperMoss

DELIVERY Delivery systems, trays, accessories Chrysal Americas FloralDeliverEase Flowertote JetRam, Inc KDC Enterprises Seminole Syndicate Sales Inc Vase Valet Enterprises, Ltd

Delivery vehicle graphics

Accent Decor, Inc

Wires, decorative

Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Sandtastik Products Ltd Smithers-Oasis Syndicate Sales Inc

Wool & felt

Accent Decor, Inc


Design Master Color Tool Inc Milton Adler Company Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims Smithers-Oasis


Bow makers


Clear binding tape

Beads & beaded wires Milton Adler Company Smithers-Oasis TK Ribbons and More Vasesource

Birds & butterflies

Pro Bow The Hand Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims

Chrysal Americas Dorothy Biddle Service Fitz Design

Garland making machines Classico Mfg Co

Grapevine forms

Paints, floral

Design Master Color Tool Inc

Picks, steel

Syndicate Sales Inc

Picks, water

Syndicate Sales Inc Vanguard Plastics Corp

Picks, wood

Dixon Products Pete Garcia Company

Stemming machines & supplies Syndicate Sales Inc

Stem wrap

Bemis Company Inc Milton Adler Company

Water tubes

Syndicate Sales Inc Vanguard Plastics Corp

DISPLAY Carts, flower display

B&C Mortensen Wood Products

Display props

Apex Fountain Sales B&C Mortensen Wood Products Column Designs Creative Displays Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Plus One Imports


Apex Fountain Sales B&C Mortensen Wood Products Column Designs Easy Pedestal, Inc

Milton Adler Company

Cutting tools

Design358 Dorothy Biddle Service Pete Garcia Company Smithers-Oasis

Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Santa’s Wholesale Supply

Frogs & needlepoint holders


Flower stem cleaning machines

Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Moonlight Feather

Flower stem strippers, handheld

Dorothy Biddle Service

Whiz Strip

DRIED & PRESERVED Dried flowers & botanicals

Knud Nielsen Company Lovejoy Farms Right Choice USA, Inc Schusters of Texas

Dried lavender Lovejoy Farms


Moss’s Unlimited

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Products and Services Lichen branches SuperMoss


Columbia Pine Cones and Botanicals Knud Nielsen Company Schusters of Texas

Preserved flowers & foliage Knud Nielsen Company Right Choice USA, Inc Schusters of Texas

Silica gel for flower drying Sandtastik Products Ltd

Wreaths, dried & preserved Knud Nielsen Company Right Choice USA, Inc Schusters of Texas

FOAM PRODUCTS Floral foams

Chrysal Americas FloraCraft Corporation Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Smithers-Oasis Syndicate Sales Inc

Foam forms

FloraCraft Corporation Smithers-Oasis Syndicate Sales Inc

Styrofoam™ & Styrofoam™ forms FloraCraft Corporation

Branches, berried & flowering

Blooming of Beloit Columbia Pine Cones and Botanicals Florabundance, Inc Oregon Roses, Inc The Sun Valley Group


Calla Co Continental Flowers, Inc Royal Flowers Sande Flowers / Gallant Flowers The Sun Valley Group


Continental Flowers, Inc Florigene Flowers Golden Flowers Royal Flowers


Continental Flowers, Inc Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm Royal Flowers

Clematis, cut

Florabundance, Inc Roseville Farms


The Sun Valley Group

Delphinium & larkspur Ocean View Flowers The Sun Valley Group Valleflor

Environmental & fair trade programs

Association of Colombian Flower Exporters (Asocolflores) BloomCheck Veriflora®



Royal Flowers The Sun Valley Group Valleflor


Ferns, cut

Connectaflor Continental Flowers, Inc Golden Flowers Royal Flowers


Green Point Nurseries, Inc Rosa Flora Limited

Asters, Matsumoto Royal Flowers The Sun Valley Group

Birds of paradise

Green Point Nurseries, Inc

Continental Floral Greens Moss’s Unlimited Wm F Puckett, Inc


The Sun Valley Group

Fresh flowers

Aquascapes Unlimited Connectaflor Continental Flowers, Inc Cut Flower Wholesale, Inc Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm David Austin Roses Dramm & Echter, Inc DVFlora Florabundance, Inc Galleria Farms Glad-A-Way Gardens Golden Flowers Green Valley Floral Holex USA International Floral Distributors Latitude 33 Floral Group Ocean View Flowers Orchids and More Inc Royal Flowers The Sun Valley Group Valleflor

Gardenias, stemmed Kitayama Brothers

Garden roses

Alexandra Farms David Austin Roses Florabundance, Inc Green Valley Floral Royal Flowers

Garlands, fresh

Continental Floral Greens Florabundance, Inc Green Point Nurseries, Inc


Continental Flowers, Inc Dramm & Echter, Inc Green Valley Floral Kitayama Brothers Rosa Flora Limited


Green Point Nurseries, Inc


Naniwa Flower Auction Co, Ltd

Greens, cut

Blooming of Beloit Continental Floral Greens Dramm & Echter, Inc DVFlora Green Point Nurseries, Inc Green Valley Floral Royal Flowers The Sun Valley Group Wm F Puckett, Inc

Greens, cut, Australian Latitude 33 Floral Group Ocean View Flowers


Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm Imaginature, Ltd. Royal Flowers



Green Point Nurseries, Inc


The Sun Valley Group


Continental Floral Greens Continental Flowers, Inc Groflowers Oregon Roses, Inc Royal Flowers The Sun Valley Group


The Sun Valley Group


Florabundance, Inc Green Point Nurseries, Inc Orchids and More Inc


Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers


Connectaflor Continental Flowers, Inc Dramm & Echter, Inc Green Valley Floral Rosa Flora Limited Royal Flowers The Sun Valley Group


Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm

Lisianthus (Eustoma)

Naniwa Flower Auction Co, Ltd Rosa Flora Limited The Sun Valley Group

Online flower buying Connectaflor Hofland Holex USA Royal Flowers


Allied Growers, Inc Amy’s Orchids Farm Fresh Orchids Florabundance, Inc Green Point Nurseries, Inc Orchids and More Inc Royal Flowers Rudvalis Orchids


Alaska Perfect Peony Alaska Peony Growers Association Alaska Peony Marketing Group Arctic Alaska Peonies Echo Lake Peonies Florabundance, Inc Oregon Roses, Inc Royal Flowers


Green Point Nurseries, Inc Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers Royal Flowers


Dramm & Echter, Inc Holex USA Naniwa Flower Auction Co, Ltd Ocean View Flowers


Dramm & Echter, Inc Green Valley Floral Ocean View Flowers Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers



Advertising materials


Alexandra Farms Connectaflor Continental Flowers, Inc David Austin Roses DecoFresh Roses Eufloria Flowers Golden Flowers Green Valley Floral Royal Flowers

Roses, spray

Dramm & Echter, Inc Golden Flowers Green Valley Floral Royal Flowers


Continental Floral Greens Royal Flowers Wm F Puckett, Inc


Bath and body products Dollar Tree Direct

Gift basket supplies

Hampshire Paper Nashville Wraps, LLC Pioneer Imports & Wholesale

Gourmet foods

Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm Naniwa Flower Auction Co, Ltd


Kitayama Brothers Rosa Flora Limited


Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm


Ocean View Flowers Royal Flowers


Dramm & Echter, Inc Florabundance, Inc Holex USA

Sweet peas

Naniwa Flower Auction Co, Ltd


Florabundance, Inc Tillandsia International

Tropical flowers & foliage

Florabundance, Inc Green Point Nurseries, Inc Hawaii’s Flowers Orchids and More Inc Royal Flowers Wm F Puckett, Inc


Royal Flowers The Sun Valley Group


Naniwa Flower Auction Co, Ltd

MARKETING Beneva Solutions Teleflora VWS Export-Import of Flowerbulbs

Consumer education Flowerhandlers, Inc

Direct mail programs Teleflora

Promotional programs

Kane Candy Saksco Gourmet Basket Supplies

Flowerhandlers, Inc Teleflora

Shrink film wrap & equipment


Hampshire Paper Harvest Import JetRam, Inc Nashville Wraps, LLC

Aquascapes Unlimited


Fitz Design

GIFTS & WRAP Gift wrap & supplies Dollar Tree Direct Harvest Import Nashville Wraps, LLC

Gift wrap cutters & dispensers Bulman Products Inc Nashville Wraps, LLC


Diamond Star Kay Berry Lillian Rose Loom Craft Inc

HOME DECOR Decorative accessories Biedermann & Sons, Inc Fitz Design Floral Supply Syndicate FP Flourishes The Gallery Georgetown Pottery Harvest Import Knorr Beeswax Loom Craft Inc Pete Garcia Company Plus One Imports Regency International SNK Enterprises Sullivans

Garden accents

Kay Berry Regency International

Columbia Pine Cones and Botanicals Knud Nielsen Company Moss’s Unlimited SuperMoss

PACKAGING Bags & boxes, floral packaging

JetRam, Inc Syndicate Sales Inc Vase Valet Enterprises, Ltd

Bags & boxes, gift & decorative Betallic LLC Floral Supply Syndicate Harvest Import Nashville Wraps, LLC


JetRam, Inc Nashville Wraps, LLC

Floral wrap

Frontier Imports, Inc Hampshire Paper

Packaging, floral

Chrysal Americas Hampshire Paper JetRam, Inc Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Vase Valet Enterprises, Ltd.

Plant sleeves & wrap CathysWraps LLC JetRam, Inc



BBJ Linen Graceful Tables John Toomey Company Linen n’ Chair Covers Wildflower Linen

Party decorations and favors CathysWraps LLC Dollar Tree Direct Fitz Design Harvest Import Kane Candy Lillian Rose Pete Garcia Company SNK Enterprises

Party risers

American Floral Container, Inc Smithers-Oasis

PERMANENT FLOWERS & FOLIAGE Permanent arrangements Select Artificials Inc

Permanent flowers & foliage

Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Pete Garcia Company Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Plus One Imports Santa’s Wholesale Supply Select Artificials Inc Sullivans

Permanent fruits & vegetables Plus One Imports

Permanent plants & trees Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Select Artificials Inc Sullivans

PLANTS & PLANT SUPPLIES Plant care supplies Chrysal Americas JRM Chemical, Inc SuperMoss

Plant food

Chrysal Americas

Plants, blooming

Allied Growers, Inc Cut Flower Wholesale, Inc

Lights, novelty

Acolyte Designs, LLC Kurt S. Adler, Inc

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Products and Services Plants, green

Allied Growers, Inc Aquascapes Unlimited Cut Flower Wholesale, Inc DVFlora Green Point Nurseries, Inc Schubert Nursery Inc

Pot covers

American Floral Container, Inc Avery Imports CathysWraps LLC Container Source Hampshire Paper Harvest Import Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Syndicate Sales Inc

Topiary forms

Schubert Nursery Inc

Plush animals & toys Aurora World Inc First & Main, Inc Gund

Photography equipment Table Top Studio

Printing services Beneva Solutions The John Henry Company

REFRIGERATION Refrigerated containers for holiday rental RAVA Group


Barr Refrigeration Bush Refrigeration Flot-Aire Refrigerators SRC Refrigeration


Harvest Import Nashville Wraps, LLC Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims Santa’s Wholesale Supply TK Ribbons and More

Ribbon printers & supplies Howard Imprinting Machine Company Tecniflora Inc

Ribbon racks

Bulman Products Inc



Berwick Offray LLC burton + BURTON Dollar Tree Direct D. Stevens LLC Floral Supply Syndicate Frontier Imports, Inc Harvest Import Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Nashville Wraps, LLC National Ribbon Company Pete Garcia Company Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims Santa’s Wholesale Supply SNK Enterprises Tecniflora Inc TK Ribbons and More Vasesource

Ribbons, custom imprinting

Berwick Offray LLC Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Nashville Wraps, LLC Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims TK Ribbons and More


FloraCraft Corporation The John Henry Company Syndicate Sales Inc Tennessee Easel


FloraCraft Corporation Kay Berry Syndicate Sales Inc Tennessee Easel

Funeral supplies

Milton Adler Company Tennessee Easel

Lettering, adhesive

Colorco Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims

Sympathy keepsakes

Fitz Design Kay Berry Loom Craft Inc Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims

Website development & e-commerce Beneva Solutions Flowerhandlers, Inc Teleflora

Trade shows

AmericasMart Atlanta Association of Colombian Flower Exporters (Asocolflores) California Market Center Connecticut Florist Assoc. Dallas Market Center Floradecora HPP Exhibitions International Floriculture Expo Market Square Shows Texas State Florists’ Association

Computer software & systems Teleflora

Mobile apps

Beneva Solutions Teleflora

Corsages, premade

Bowtied Designs Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Milton Adler Company Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims

Gazebos, portable

B&C Mortensen Wood Products Column Designs

Gems & gemmed accessories


Fitz Design Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Milton Adler Company Posy Pockets / Cameo MacGuffin Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims Sandtastik Products Ltd Syndicate Sales Inc

Aisle runners

Guest book stands

Harvest Import John Toomey Company Linen n’ Chair Covers The Original Runner Company


B&C Mortensen Wood Products

Bouquet accessories

Berwick Offray LLC Fitz Design Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Milton Adler Company Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Posy Pockets / Cameo MacGuffin Smithers-Oasis Syndicate Sales Inc

Bouquet holders

FloraCraft Corporation Posy Pockets / Cameo MacGuffin Smithers-Oasis Syndicate Sales Inc

Bouquet stands

Posy Pockets / Cameo MacGuffin

Boutonniere pins & magnets

BoutSTIX Floral Magnets Designs by Buddy Fitz Design Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Milton Adler Company Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims



National Ribbon Company Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims Syndicate Sales Inc

B&C Mortensen Wood Products Column Designs

Corsage accessories

Acolyte Designs, LLC Berwick Offray LLC BoutSTIX Floral Magnets Bowtied Designs Designs by Buddy Fitz Design Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Milton Adler Company

B&C Mortensen Wood Products


B&C Mortensen Wood Products

Pew holders

SNK Enterprises Syndicate Sales Inc Vanguard Plastics Corp

Wedding accessories

Acolyte Designs, LLC Apex Fountain Sales B&C Mortensen Wood Products Bowtied Designs CathysWraps LLC Column Designs Fitz Design Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies Kane Candy Knorr Beeswax Lillian Rose Linen n’ Chair Covers Lion Ribbon Company, LLC Milton Adler Company The Original Runner Company Pete Garcia Company Pioneer Imports & Wholesale Posy Pockets / Cameo MacGuffin SNK Enterprises Syndicate Sales Inc TK Ribbons and More Vanguard Plastics Corp

Wholesale florists with national delivery

Cut Flower Wholesale, Inc DVFlora Hofland International Floral Distributors Koyal Wholesale Pioneer Imports & Wholesale

Suppliers and Resources Here is contact information for all the suppliers in the Products & Services section on pages 58-62. In addition, brief descriptions accompany listings for Flowers& advertisers. Companies advertising in this issue are listed in COLOR TYPE and their ads are cross-referenced.

A Accent Decor, Inc

6550-A Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross, GA 30071 800-385-5114 770-346-0707 fax: 770-346-0888 Leading-edge, high-quality products for the floral, event, and home accent industries. Glass, ceramic, and basket containers and accessories. Accent on value and price. Website is open to shop 24/7. See ad on page 11.

Acolyte Designs, LLC

1000 Amboy Ave, Ste B Perth Amboy, NJ 08861-1916 888-ACOLYTE 212-629-3239 fax: 212-629-6931 Acolyte designs and manufactures LED lighting products to the floral, event and catering industries. Alaska Peony Growers Association

1231 W Northern Lights Blvd, Ste 500 Anchorage, AK 99503 907-887-1268 Alaska-grown peonies are available late in the season, from late June into September. The association maintains a website with a list of member farms under the Info for Buyers tab, along with other information helpful to peony buyers. Alaska Peony Marketing Group

www.alaskapeonymarketinggroup. com Farm-direct Alaska peonies are shipped fresh overnight in July, August and September from farms participating in this marketing cooperative, in the growing area on the southern tip of the Kenai peninsula. Visit the website for more information and to contact individual growers.

Alaska Perfect Peony

PO Box 15226 Fritz Creek, AK 99603-6226 907-235-8116 fax: 888-304-6366 Abundant Alaska peonies from a farm with superior growing conditions and state-of-the-art delivery logistics. See ad on page 5.

Alexandra Farms

999 Ponce de Leon Blvd Ste 625 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-528-3657 Garden roses including David Austin roses grown high in the Andes mountains, hand cut, graded and packed and sold to select importers and wholesalers. Email for more information on how to obtain Alexandra Farms roses. See ad on page 63.

Allied Growers, Inc

Amy’s Orchids

PO Box 9624 Trenton, NJ 08650 781-269-1672 fax: 703-539-1020 Grower and direct shipper of fresh cut flowers from Thailand, including dendrobium, mokara, vanda, and oncidium orchids, plus leis, lucky bamboo, and other products, cut to order, packed every day and shipped the same day. Apex Fountain Sales

PO Box 51281 Philadelphia, PA 19115-0281 800-523-4586 215-627-4526 fax: 215-627-7877

800 Cypress Creek Rd W Ste 335 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 800-321-GROW 954-493-9222 fax: 954-772-3857

Aquascapes Unlimited

American Floral Container, Inc

Arctic Alaska Peonies

14 American Way Dawsonville, GA 30534-6131 800-448-0843 706-531-1580 fax: 706-531-1585

American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)

720 Light St Baltimore, MD 21230-3818 410-752-3318 fax: 410-752-8295 The American Institute of Floral Designers, a membership organization that promotes education and excellence, offers educational tools to the industry, including videos of its annual Symposium event. It further recognizes those who excel in the art of floral design through its accreditation and Certified Floral Designer designations. See ad on page 51.


AmericasMart Atlanta

240 Peachtree St NW, Ste 2200 Atlanta, GA 30303-1327 800-ATL-MART

PO Box 364 Pipersville, PA 18947-0364 215-766-8151 fax: 215-766-8986 5730 Eielson Farm Rd North Pole, AK 99705-7041 855-547-3669 907-590-1707 A producer-owned cooperative providing quality, farm-fresh peonies in July and August, from the growing area in the heart of Alaska, along the Arctic Circle, where long, warm, dry summer days produce large, beautiful peonies. Available to ship worldwide.

Association of Colombian Flower Exporters (Asocolflores)

Carrera 9A No. 90-53 Bogotá, Colombia,, +57-1-257-9311 fax: +57-1-257-9311 The Association of Colombian Flower Exporters, Asocolflores, represents exporters responsible for more than 70% of Colombian flower exports. It leads social development programs aimed at fostering the well-being of flower workers and supports the Florverde Sustainable Flowers® certification, which promotes social and environmental responsibility. In addition, it sponsors an exhibition, Proflora, held every other year in Colombia. Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

MPO Box 268 Oberlin, OH 44074 440-774-2887 fax: 440-774-2435

Aurora World Inc.

8820 Mercury Ln Pico Rivera, CA 90660-6706 888-AURORA2 562-205-1222 fax: 562-948-1661 Avery Imports

Eastside Business Center 34 Clinton St Batavia, NY 14020 customerservice@willowgroupltd. com 800-272-3727 585-344-2900 fax: 888-942-5373

B B&C Mortensen Wood Products

1238 E Highway 2 Oldtown, ID 83822-9248 208-437-5665 fax: 208-437-3884 Portable wedding, party, and display equipment, including gazebos, canopies, arches, backdrops, and more. See ad in Emporium section. Barr Refrigeration

1423 Planeview Dr Oshkosh, WI 54904-9101 888-661-0871 920-231-1711 fax: 920-231-1701 BBJ Linen

6125 W Howard St Niles, IL 60714-3401 800-592-2414 Bemis Company Inc

PO Box 2968 Oshkosh, WI 54903-2968 800-242-6484 920-527-7930 fax: 920-527-6376 Beneva Solutions

6981 Curtiss Ave, Ste 8 Sarasota, FL 34231 941-806-1911 Bergh’s Holly Farm

28926 SE Chase Rd Gresham, OR 97080-8028 866-843-1847 503-663-9091 fax: 503-663-3421

Berwick Offray LLC

2015 W Front St PO Box 428 Berwick, PA 18603 800-BERWICK 570-759-7210 fax: 570-759-0889 One of the largest manufacturers and importers of ribbon in North America, with an in-stock product line of over 20,000 SKUs of woven, cut-edge, printed, extruded and hotstamped ribbon along with design accessories. In-house design and USA-based manufacturing facilities allow for distinctive offerings including customized ribbon, sold through wholesalers. Betallic LLC

2326 Grissom Dr St. Louis, MO 63146-3311 800-325-0185 314-991-8800 fax: 314-991-1943 Biedermann & Sons, Inc

190 Northfield Rd Northfield, IL 60093 customerservice@ 800-446-8150 847-446-8150 fax: 847-446-8528 BloomCheck

PO Box 90225 Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0225 916-441-1701 Blooming of Beloit

PO Box 604 Wilmette, IL 60091 847-441-8074 fax: 847-441-8076

BoutSTIX Floral Magnets

2567 W Cheyenne Ave North Las Vegas, NV 890328211 Canada 888-910-STIX (7849)

Bowtied Designs 855-355-2900 850-579-2900 fax: 850-579-2902 The just-add-flowers wristlet, complete with wristlet, tulle, bow, and leaves. Flower girl purses, headbands and wands. Bulman Products Inc

1650 McReynolds Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504-2091 616-363-4416 fax: 616-363-0380 burton + BURTON

325 Cleveland Rd Bogart, GA 30622-1792 800-241-2094 fax: 800-880-9759 One of the world’s largest suppliers of balloons and coordinating gifts as well as floral supplies, gift basket and wedding accessories, and home accents. Shipping within 24 hours Monday-Friday. Bush Refrigeration

1700 Admiral Wilson Blvd Camden, NJ 08109 Jeff Bush, President 855-207-8804 fax: 856-963-0770

C CalFlowers

1500 41st Ave, Ste 240 Capitola, CA 95010-2900 831-749-4912 fax: 970-223-5897 CalFlowers, the California Association of Flower Growers & Shippers, offers among many other services an on-line directory of flower growers that can be searched by what type of flower they supply. See ad on page 17.

California Market Center

110 E 9th St, Ste A727 Los Angeles, CA 90079-1727 213-630-3600

Calla Co

3060 Hilltop Rd Moss Landing, CA 95039-9692 831-728-5392 fax: 831-761-1282 Candle Artisans, Inc

PO Box 190 Washington, NJ 07882 800-422-6357 908-689-2000 fax: 908-689-2387 CathysWraps LLC 800-435-3813 206-284-8268 fax: 206-284-8268 Chrysal Americas

3063 NW 107th Ave Miami, FL 33172-2134 800-247-9725 Chrysal is an international company offering products for the care and handling of fresh cut flowers in every segment of the distribution channel, from pretreatments to consumer packets, along with hydration, shipping and vase solutions. Products distributed by Chrysal include the Arrive Alive® packaging system, designed for use by florists, wholesalers and growers to hydrate cut flowers in shipment, and the Transporter 10® system, which supports and protects arrangements during delivery. Classico Mfg Co

PO Box 660656 Arcadia, CA 91066-0656 877-688-6889 626-355-4600 fax: 626-355-0431 Make quality garland expertly, quickly and cheaply with the Classico system. Colorco

PO Box 551055 Dallas, TX 75355-1055 800-683-3331 972-644-5050 fax: 800-683-3333

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Suppliers and Resources Columbia Gorge Holly Farms

102 Prindle Rd Washougal, WA 98671-7617 www.columbiagorgehollyfarms. com 360-837-3273 Columbia Pine Cones and Botanicals

PO Box 2077 Columbia, CA 95310-2077 888-470-6989 209-533-0408 Column Designs

3337 W 161st St North Skiatook, OK 74070 866-461-7978 918-396-2222 fax: 918-396-7702 Connectaflor 800-888-8994 305-629-4000 fax: 305-592-7544 Connecticut Florist Assoc.

PO Box 110210 Trumbull, CT 06611-0210, 203-268-9000 The Northeast Floral Expo in March draws florists from all over the Northeast with a large trade fair, design shows, handson workshops, and business seminars.

Container Source

Continental Flowers, Inc.

8101 NW 21st St Doral, FL 33122-1513 800-327-2715 305-594-4214 fax: 305-594-4215 With a company history going back to the 1950s, Continental Floral Greens today operates under new ownership and leadership in California, Florida and Washington to offer the widest possible breadth of highquality cut floral greens. Creative Candles 800-237-9711 816-474-9711 fax: 816-474-1307 Creative Displays

1401 Air Rail Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23455-3001 800-984-7984 757-363-9000 fax: 757-460-6523 Cut Flower Wholesale, Inc

2122 Faulkner Rd, NE Atlanta, GA 30324 404-320-1619 fax: 404-634-7922

D D&D International, Inc.

See ad on page 63.

2770 Leonis Blvd, Ste 111 Vernon, CA 90058-2324 323-583-3949 fax: 323-582-8565 Importer and manufacturer of glass vases at great prices. Line includes tall items suitable for party work, fishbowls, cylinders, square and rectangular vases, stemmed vases, cones and trumpets, and a variety of other shapes. Colored glass as well as clear.

Continental Floral Greens

Dallas Market Center

2690 S. Kings Rd., W. Palm Springs, CA 92264 800-499-6128 760-416-6740 fax: 800-499-6820 Offering an affordable resource of unique containers to the floral industry. A wide range of design containers, perfect to showcase contemporary, event and party projects.

621 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98104-1420 877-234-4767


2100 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 214-655-6100

Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm

Moshav Mishmar Hashiva 5029700 PO Box 186 Beit Dagan Israel, +972-3-9602525 fax: +972-3-9605896 Established as a family business in 1953, Danziger - “Dan” Flower Farm is engaged today in the breeding, development, propagation, production, sale and marketing of ornamental plants, cut flowers and perennials. The cut-flower collection includes several gypsophila varieties, from the small-flowered Million Stars® to the “XL” variety XLence™; Golden Glory™ solidago, “king of the yellow fillers”; and a range of limoniums, chrysanthemums, asters, hypericums, and the new Scoop™ series of scabiosa. David Austin Roses

15059 State Hwy 64 West Tyler, TX 75704 www.davidaustinweddingroses. com 800-328-8893 903-526-1800 fax: 903-526-1900 David Austin’s portfolio of beautiful and romantic roses have become the choice of brides and event organizers around the world who are looking for something special. They combine the beauty and charm of David Austin’s garden roses with the year-round availability of modern cut roses. Available through your local wholesaler. DecoFresh Roses

Legmeerdijk 313 1431 GB Aalsmeer The Netherlands +31-297-365441 Design358

Vancouver, BC, Canada Hitomi Gilliam AIFD

Design Master Color Tool Inc

PO Box 601 Boulder, CO 80306-0601 800-525-2644 303-443-5214 fax: 303-443-5217 The professional’s source for innovative color sprays to use on fresh flowers and almost any surface, plus a full line of sealers, spray adhesives and leaf shines to enhance and protect designs. Designs by Buddy 888-907-7755 Diamond Star

1010 E Belmont St Ontario, CA 91761-4501 888-866-8368 Dixon Products

PO Box 6814 Marietta, GA 30065-0814 800-671-7570 fax: 770-956-1229

Dollar Tree Direct

500 Volvo Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320 877-530-TREE (8733) Shop online for glass vases and candleholders, glass gems, ribbon, plus, foil balloons, favors and more—or order by phone. Shipping is free to your local Dollar Tree store (restrictions may apply). See ad on INSIDE BACK COVER. Dorothy Biddle Service

348 Greeley Lake Rd. Greeley, PA 18425-9799 570-226-3239 fax: 570-226-0349 Dramm & Echter, Inc.

1150 Quail Gardens Dr Encinitas, CA 92024-2365 800-854-7021 760-436-0188 fax: 760-436-2974 Grower and shipper specializing in gerberas, lilies, spray roses, wax flower, mini callas, succulents and more, known for custom packing and multiple choices of transportation.

D. Stevens LLC

21420 N 15th Lane, Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-582-9915 fax: 623-582-9916 DVFlora

520 N Mantua Blvd Sewell, NJ 08080-1022 800-676-1212 856-468-7000 fax: 856-464-2754

E Easy Pedestal, Inc.

8962 Torcello Way Boynton Beach, FL 33472-2550 888-350-1325 561-732-2787 fax: 561-732-0561 Echo Lake Peonies

47937 Price Ave Soldotna, AK 99669 907-262-5408 Huge peonies in a wide range of colors, grown on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Blooming season begins in July. No order is too small or too large.

2908 Highway 100 Centerville, TN 37033-9415 800-364-2530 Ethylene Control, Inc.

8232 E Dinuba Ave Selma, CA 93662-9411 800-200-1909 559-896-1909 fax: 559-896-3232 Eufloria Flowers

885 Mesa Rd PO Box 979 Nipomo, CA 93444 866-929-4683 805-929-4683 fax: 805-929-1843

F Farm Fresh Orchids

10725 Mildred St El Monte, CA 91731 626-679-3023

First & Main, Inc

2400 E Main, Ste 103-359 St. Charles, IL 60174 800-726-1400 630-587-1000 fax: 800-474-2364 Fitz Design

17506 Brighton Ave, Unit A Port Charlotte, FL 33954-2614, 800-500-2120 941-505-1801 fax: 800-500-2126 Floral accessories for proms, weddings, special events, sympathy designs and more. The new Fitz Plus line also includes year-round fashion jewelry and home décor items. Florabundance, Inc.

1296 Cravens Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013 800-201-3597 fax: 805-566-9728 Direct shipper of quality fresh-cut flowers and greens, specializing in unusual varieties.


9334 Caddyshack Circle St. Louis, MO 63127 877-740-3273 FloralDeliverEase stabilizers keep arrangements secured and protected during transport. Invented in 1986 by an engineer whose wife owned a flower shop, they are water and skid resistant, made in the USA of durable, soft, shock-absorbent polyurethane foam. The FloralDeliverEase system comes with a 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. See ad on page 53.

Floral Design Institute

1500 NW 18th Ave #109 Portland, OR 97209 503-223-8089 fax: 503-274-0184 Well-established as a leading floral design school and a creative resource for floral-industry professionals, Floral Design Institute makes some of the world’s best floral design books and videos available for purchase on its website. See ad in Emporium section. Floralife

1 W Longfellow Place Ludington, MI 49431 800-253-0409 231-845-5127 fax: 231-845-0240 Serving the floral and craft industries since 1946, FloraCraft® is a single-source supplier for floral foam, supplies and accessories, including wet foams and Styrofoam™ forms. See ad on page 15.

A Division of Smithers-Oasis 751 Thunderbolt Dr Walterboro, SC 29488-9332 800-323-3689 843-538-3839 A premier manufacturer of postharvest products for the floriculture industry. Product lines include flower foods, hydration solutions, cleaning solutions, cutlery, and EthylBloc™ Technology.



FloraCraft Corporation

Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327 Frankfurt am Main Germany A showcase for fresh flowers with an innovative presentation, Floradecora is part of the Christmasworld trade fair, a well-established European trend showcase, not only for Christmas, but for year-round festive decoration. Fresh flowers have always been a strong component of the fair; now they come into their own, starting January 27-30, 2017. 917-257-9927 800-983-6184

Floral Supply Syndicate

3800 Via Pescador Camarillo, CA 93012-5049 800-347-9994 fax: 888-899-7504 Founded in 1939, Floral Supply Syndicate offers a complete line of floral supplies. Today the line goes well beyond staples to include a wide selection of craft materials, decorative packaging items, fancy ribbons and an extensive line of holiday merchandise. Products are sold through the company’s website and printed catalog as well as through 20 showrooms located throughout the United States, with shipping warehouses on each coast.

Florasearch, Inc.

1740 Lake Markham Road Sanford, FL 32771 407-320-8177 fax: 407-320-8083 Employee search firm for the floral industry and allied trades. Free and confidential for the candidate. See ad in Emporium section.

Florigene Flowers 954-874-1647 Home of Moon carnations (the only range of mauve and purple carnations available), Florigene uses genetic technology to deliver valuable improvements to flower species, whether in shape, color, or vase life. See ad on page 19.

Flot-Aire Refrigerators

5937 Highway O Rolla, MO 65401-6550 800-729-5964 573-729-5964 Leader in custom floral refrigeration, with reach-ins, walk-ins, custom and standard sizes and shapes, refrigeration equipment, glass doors and windows. See ad in Emporium section.

See ad on page 21.

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Suppliers and Resources FlowerBox

630 NW 14th Ave Portland, OR 97209-2203 866-396-1185 503-487-1158 fax: 503-546-7190 Lightweight, durable, recyclable and reusable vases and delivery boxes that fold flat. Vases come in a wide range of shapes, colors and textures. 877-625-3243 801-441-3540 fax: 905-849-9545 Online flower auctions for florists, with over 400 flower growers to choose from in over five countries. Competitive, at-market prices. See ad on page 81.

Flowerhandlers, Inc

17601 Queen Anne Rd Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-8827 301-249-1669 A company serving consumers and floral professionals with educational resources and business tools. Dedicated to promoting greater understanding, enjoyment, and use of flowers by the general population for increased professional sales. See ad in Emporium section. Flowertote 415-967-2240 FP Flourishes

AmericasMart showroom: 240 Peachtree St NW, Ste 16-E1 Atlanta, GA 30303 754-551-5659 Frontier Imports, Inc.

12534 Raymer St North Hollywood, CA 916054305 818-503-9300 fax: 818-503-9323



291 Broadway, Ste 900 New York, NY 10007 800-FUNDERA fax: 646-712-9663

G Galleria Farms

2601 NW 104th Ct Miami, FL 33172 800-383-2939 305-591-0045 fax: 305-591-0177 The Gallery

2275 W County Line Rd #168 Jackson, NJ 08527 877-885-0510 A wide range of home furnishings and decorative accessories, including chandeliers, candelabras, and Capodimonte figurines.

Garcia Group Glass

5154 Peachtree Blvd Atlanta, GA 30341 800-241-3733 770-458-8888 fax: 770-458-1718 Glass containers designed and marketed with florists in mind, including the wide-ranging everyday Floraglas® line, with both clear and colored glass, the TranSeasonal® Collections line, and the G3® line of hand-blown, 100% recycled glassware. See ad on BACK COVER. Georgetown Pottery

Route 127 Georgetown, ME 04548 wholesale 866-936-7687 Giftwares Company

436 First Ave Royersford, PA 19468 800-535-1300 610-948-1111 fax: 610-948-6878

Glad-A-Way Gardens

2669 E Clark Ave Santa Maria, CA 93455-5815 800-874-6770 805-938-0569 fax: 805-938-0470 Golden Flowers

2600 NW 79th Ave Doral, FL 33122-1035 800-333-9929 305-599-0193 fax: 305-477-0616 Graceful Tables

1419 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37217 877-652-2414 615-891-7469 fax: 615-891-7531 Green Point Nurseries, Inc

PO Box 4400 811 Kealakai St Hilo, HI 96720 800-717-4456 808-959-3535 fax: 808-959-7780 Growers and shippers of premium anthuriums and other tropical flowers and foliage. Green Valley Floral

24999 Potter Rd Salinas, CA 93908-9735 800-228-1255 831-424-7691 fax: 831-424-4473 Premier grower and shipper of fine cut flowers, specializing in David Austin roses, garden roses, spray roses, gerbera daisies, and Oriental lilies. Groflowers

2423 SW 147 Ave Miami, FL 33185 786-472-5900 Gund

One Runyons Lane Edison, NJ 08817 800-444-GUND (4863)

H Hampshire Paper

Sales Office 1 Hampshire Dr Milford, NH 03055 800-664-3645 fax: 603-673-5502 Harvest Import

1651 Browning Ave Irvine, CA 92606 949-833-7738 fax: 949-833-7736 Packaging supplies from bags and boxes to wraps, ribbons, sheets, and much more, in burlap, linen, lace, jute, cotton and other materials. Hardgood supplies for all occasions. Largest selection of burlap. Distributors only. Hawaii’s Flowers

PO Box 4306 Hilo, HI 96720-0306 Hofland

6695 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V6 Canada U.S. customers: 60 Industrial Pkwy, Ste 733 Cheektowaga, NY 14227 800-387-6760 905-670-8220 fax: 800-385-5113 Holex USA

2121 NW 79 Ave Miami, FL 33122 877-293-2464 305-513-0713 fax: 305-513-0763

Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits

1 Horticultural Lane PO Box 428 Edwardsville, IL 62025 fax: 800-233-3642 800-851-7740 Hortica is a mutual company uniquely focused on the floral industry and a proven partner for business insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance since 1887. See ad on page 49.

Howard Imprinting Machine Company

PO Box 15027 Tampa, FL 33684-5027 800-334-6943 HPP Exhibitions

PO Box 625 1000 AP Amsterdam The Netherlands, www. +31-20-662-2482 fax: +31-20-675-2326 Organizers of floral trade exhibitions around the world, including shows in Holland, Ecuador, Ethiopia, and Kenya, and the World Floral Expo in the USA, which welcomes all floral buyers to view the newest and best cut flower varieties from all over the globe.

International Floriculture Expo

PO Box 7437 Portland, ME 04112-7437 207-842-5508 IFE is an annual event where the floral industry gathers to discover new products, source new suppliers, network, and learn. IFE 2016 (June 20-22 at McCormick Place in Chicago) will be co-located with two other trade events (United Fresh and FMI). The combination brings together retail buyers in a range of categories, from mass-market to independent.

J Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies

149 W 28th St New York, NY 10001 201-869-1333 fax: 718-559-4765 Floral, garden, wedding, event and holiday décor, bamboo, bud vases, crystal, candles, fishbowls, feathers, seaglass, sea shells, home décor, props and planters. JetRam, Inc.

JRM Chemical, Inc.

4881 Neo Parkway Cleveland, OH 44128 800-962-4010 216-475-8488 fax: 216-475-6517

K Kane Candy

533 NE 27th Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334-2029 800-875-5557 Kay Berry

6301 N Noah Dr Saxonburg, PA 16056-9741 800-426-1932 724-352-0370 Leading manufacturer and distributor of quality cast stone for the floral, gift, garden and pet industries. KDC Enterprises

PO Box 4203 Blue Jay, CA 92317-4203 800-448-5679 858-864-9099 fax: 858-408-3520 Kitayama Brothers


1507 Fairview Ave St. Louis, MO 63132-1301 800-551-2626 314-428-2410 fax: 314-428-2460

Imaginature, Ltd.

The John Henry Company

14906 Via De La Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 800-807-BEES 760-431-2007 fax: 760-431-8977

Moshav Mishmar Hashiva 5029700 PO Box 186 Beit Dagan Israel +972-3-9602525 The Explora™ series expands the color range and design potential of gypsophila with flowers in shades of light to vivid hot pink on a stable stem. 855-397-6770 International Floral Distributors

PO Box 8004 Richmond, IN 47375-3019, 765-973-9600 fax: 765-973-9605 82 january 2012

5800 W Grand River Ave Lansing, MI 48906-9111 800-748-0517 517-323-9000 fax: 800-968-5646

John Toomey Company

35 Park Ave Worcester, MA 01605-3977 800-421-0052 508-791-2385 fax: 508-798-6610 White cloth (100% cotton) aisle runners for weddings. Lengths include 50, 75, 100, 125, and 150 feet. See ad in Emporium section.

481 San Andreas Rd Watsonville, CA 95076 800-472-4184 fax: 831-722-4185 Knorr Beeswax

Knud Nielsen Company

PO Box 746 Evergreen, AL 36401-0746 800-633-1682 251-578-2900 fax: 251-578-1887 The largest company in the world devoted exclusively to dried flowers and materials. Koyal Wholesale

2325 Raymer Ave Fullerton, CA 92833 888-98-KOYAL 714-459-0600

Kristin and Company

219 N Front St Standish, MI 48658-9256 800-433-0983 989-846-9577 fax: 989-846-9610 The Kristin & Company candle line, made with 100% soy, offers over 50 fragrances along with several hutch programs.

Kurt S. Adler, Inc.

22 E 42nd St New York, NY 10168 800-243-9627 212-924-0900 fax: 212-807-0575 A leading importer of holiday decorations, accessories and collectibles for over 60 years. See ad on BACK OF BUYER’S GUIDE COVER.

L Latitude 33 Floral Group

1588 S Mission Rd, Ste 225 Fallbrook, CA 92028 760-731-0300 Lillian Rose

PO Box 182 Mukwonago, WI 53149-0182 800-521-8760 262-363-5287 fax: 800-595-7673 Linen n’ Chair Covers

906 Vista Mesa Ct Duarte, CA 91010 855-546-3671 626-239-1812 fax: 626-239-1813 Lion Ribbon Company, LLC

350 Clark Dr, Ste 201 Budd Lake, NJ 07828-1394 800-551-LION fax: 570-752-4264 Longhorn Imports

2202 E Union Bower Irving, TX 75061 800-641-8348 972-721-9102 fax: 972-579-4890

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Suppliers and Resources Loom Craft Inc.

500 Guthrie Rd PO Box 825 Belton, SC 29627 800-770-7809 864-338-3064 fax: 864-338-3067 Lovejoy Farms

PO Box 58 Eltopia, WA 99330-0058 509-297-4282 fax: 509-297-4211

Modern Collections

9606 Owensmouth Ave Chatsworth, CA 91311-4803 818-718-1400 fax: 818-718-1401 Wholesale importer and manufacturer of fine decorative floral containers, specializing in baskets, wooden boxes, and fine glass and ceramic vases. Moonlight Feather

Market Square Shows

1860 Eastman Ave, Ste 111 Ventura, CA 93003-5763 customerservice@moonlightfeather. com 800-468-6048 805-650-5225 fax: 888-456-8663 Highest-quality craft feathers and feather products of all kinds, from bulk feathers to boas, garlands, and handmade trims.

MikWright, Ltd

Moonstruck Chocolate Company

M PO Box 899 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-8899 717-796-2377 fax: 717-796-2384 1111 Central Ave, Ste 230 Charlotte, NC 28204-2257 888-629-0695 704-335-0695 fax: 704-335-0331 Milton Adler Company

207 Old Turnpike, Ste B Pleasantville, NJ 08232-2544 800-651-0113 609-484-1198 fax: 800-651-0114 Milton Adler Company has been supplying the industry with their trusted Atlantic Brand® floral supplies for over 80 years. Products include popular Atlantic Brand® pins, tape and Miss Petite wristlets, and vintage decorative pins. Other items include Atlantic Brand® Stem Wraps, Corsage and Glitter Leaves, and diminutive Pixie Pins®. Milton Adler is now the exclusive distributor of Stemson’s Stay Fresh® corsage and stephanotis stems, flocked wires, and Hold It! corsage magnets.


Nashville Wraps, LLC

242 Molly Walton Dr Hendersonville, TN 37075-2154 800-547-9727 615-338-3200 fax: 800-646-0046 Custom printing specialists and a leader in eco-friendly gift and gourmet packaging, including the Green Way™ line of coordinated shopping and gift bags, tissue paper, gift wrap, basket boxes, candy boxes, ribbon and more. National Ribbon Company

PO Box 268 Coventry, CT 06238-0268 800-523-9324 860-742-6966 fax: 860-742-6646

O Ocean View Flowers

6600 N Baltimore Ave Portland, OR 97203 800-557-6666 503-247-3448

1105 Union Sugar Ave Lompoc, CA 93436-9737 800-736-5608 fax: 805-880-1557

Moss’s Unlimited

Orchids and More Inc.

PO Box 2681 Forks, WA 98331-2681 800-755-2981 360-327-3722


287 Chute Rd Bear River, NS B0S 1B0 Canada 866-877-2966 902-467-0777 fax: 902-467-0776

Naniwa Flower Auction Co, Ltd

Oregon Roses, Inc

2-7-20 MattaOmiya Tsurumiku Osaka 538-0331 Japan fax: +81-06-69142070 An Osaka-based exporter of Japanese-bred and -grown flowers including gloriosa, lisianthus, ranunculus, roses, scabiosa, sweet peas, tweedia, and more. Flowers from Naniwa are sold through wholesale distributors including, among others, Baisch and Skinner, Dutch Flower Line, DV Flora, G Page, Mayesh Wholesale Florist and A Rose by Harvest. For more information in English search Facebook and Instagram.

1804 NW Martin Rd Forest Grove, OR 97116-8011 888-292-7404 503-648-8551 The Original Runner Company

151 Forest St Montclair, NJ 07042 973-744-7070

P P&F Costa Rica Flower Farms

PO Box 526664 Miami, FL 33152 877-393-4133 fax: 208-498-6522

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association

PO Box 3366 Salem, OR 97302-0366 503-364-2942 fax: 503-581-6819

Pete Garcia Company

5154 Peachtree Blvd Atlanta, GA 30341-2797 800-241-3733 770-458-8888 fax: 770-458-1718 Representing many well-known industry brands, the Pete Garcia Company’s FloraMart® showroom offers one-stop shopping under one roof. It is home to the FloraColor® program for coordinating palettes. Retail florists can make an appointment to visit the showroom through their local wholesaler. Ask your local wholesaler or e-mail See ad on BACK COVER.

Pioneer Imports & Wholesale

500 W Bagley Rd Berea, OH 44017-1329 888-234-5400 440-234-5400 fax: 440-234-5403 Nationwide importer and wholesaler featuring over 4,000 items in permanent botanicals; flower and gift baskets; gift basket supplies; ribbon; containers; wedding and event décor, and many Fitz Design products. Huge inventory and selection, personal assistance.

Plus One Imports

Pete Garcia Company 5154 Peachtree Blvd Atlanta, GA 30341 800-262-9329 770-458-8888 fax: 770-458-1718 Designer line of permanent flowers, foliages, decorative and display accessories, including Vue2 clear acrylic display stands, as well as a complete line of Christmas and seasonal products, available through your wholesale florist.

See ad on BACK COVER.

Posy Pockets / Cameo MacGuffin

PO Box 5212 Asheville, NC 28813-5212 864-654-6977 Decorative rhinestone, pearl and lace bouquet holders (easy to carry, easy to use) and floral accessories. Many sizes, colors, and trims. Wholesale direct. Custom orders welcome. No minimum order. Premium Balloon Accessories

6935 Ridge Rd PO Box 352 Sharon Center, OH 44274 800-239-4547 330-239-4547 fax: 330-239-4488 Pro Bow The Hand

323 Joshua Reed Dr Houma, LA 70360-8932 855-212-1121

R RAVA Group

11149 NW 122 Street, Bay #5 Medley, FL 33178 800-828-5318 Regency International

50 Broadway, 3rd floor New York, NY 10004 800-782-7810 212-947-7500 fax: 212-685-2062

Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims

838 21st Ave Paterson, NJ 07513-1040 800-886-2697 973-881-0404 fax: 888-221-4686 For over 50 years, Reliant Ribbons Bows & Trims has been bringing quality ribbons, bows and floral accessories to market. See ad on page 7.

Rene van Rems Floral Training Center 760-804-5800 fax: 760-804-5808

Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers LLC

5467 Rainbow Creek Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028-9616 760-731-3305 fax: 760-731-0248 Right Choice USA, Inc

3115 Saint Lawrence Ave Unit 3 Reading, PA 19606-6045 800-371-2338 610-779-7422 Rosa Flora Limited

717 Diltz Rd Dunnville, ON N1A 2W2 Canada 877-774-8044 905-774-8044 Roseville Farms

3251 Ponkan Pines Rd Apopka, FL 32712, 800-370-9403 407-884-4559 fax: 407-884-1650

Royal Flowers

2020 NW 89th Place Miami, FL 33172 800-977-4483 305-477-4483 fax: 305-392-6249 Growers of fine Ecuadorian flowers and distributors of premium flowers sourced from around the globe. Royal Flowers is a strong sponsor of programs that promote social and environmental responsibility to protect people and the planet. Call for a wholesaler near you.

Sande Flowers / Gallant Flowers 786-245-7776 Breeder, grower and distributor of callas, lilies, roses, and other flowers, with production facilities and sales operations based in Ecuador, Miami and the Netherlands.

Sandtastik Products Ltd

58 Prosperity Ave Port Colborne, ON L3K 5X9 Canada 800-845-3845 905-734-7340 fax: 905-734-7733 Offering manufacturer-direct professional designer accessories such as eco-friendly silica-free colored sand, real colored glass gems, stones, rocks, and chips, flexible wire structural support, and flower, foliage, and wreath preservation and craft supplies. See ad on page 6.

Santa’s Wholesale Supply

N 9678 North Summit Ln Summit Lake, WI 54485 800-772-6827 715-275-4188 fax: 715-275-5052 Schubert Nursery Inc

PO Box 1451 Salinas, CA 93902-1451 800-410-7111 831-753-0144 fax: 888-883-5040

Schusters of Texas


PO Box 97 Goldthwaite, TX 76844-0097 800-351-1493 325-648-2267 fax: 325-648-3194 For over 50 years, suppliers of dried and preserved products of dependable quality, from flowers and foliage to cones, pods, feathers, mosses and unusual accents.

Saksco Gourmet Basket Supplies

Select Artificials Inc

See ad on page 1.

Rudvalis Orchids

PO Box 130665 Carlsbad, CA 92013-0665 760-438-2121 fax: 760-438-0467

6430 Inducon Dr Sanborn, NY 14132 866-439-7421 716-731-3333 fax: 716-731-3332


3710 Sipes Ave Sanford, FL 32773-6619 800-638-3378 407-321-4310 fax: 407-322-6668 A system of grids and pins that is completely adjustable to hold flower arrangements of any shape and size securely in place in the florist delivery vehicle. Sold with a 30-day guarantee. See ad on page 83.


295 S Water St Ste 201 Kent, OH 44240-3591 800-321-8286 330-945-5100 fax: 330-945-5120 Manufacturer and marketer of floral design products including OASIS® brand floral foams, LOMEY® brand wedding products, Floralife® products, decorative wires, florist wire, adhesives, tapes, glass and plastic containers, easels, and more. See ad on page 3.

SNK Enterprises

PO Box 6702 Chesterfield, MO 63006-6702 800-531-5375 314-991-8570 fax: 314-991-6098 Décor products for the home and for special events, with a special emphasis on glass and crystal in brilliant metallic finishes and colors. Wholesale to the trade only. SRC Refrigeration

6620 Nineteen Mile Rd Sterling Heights, MI 48314-2117 800-521-0398 586-254-0610 fax: 586-254-0485

See ad on page 56.

701 N 15th St #39 St. Louis, MO 63103-1925 800-930-5688 314-621-3050 fax: 314-621-6172

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Suppliers and Resources Sullivans

PO Box 5361 Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5361 800-456-4568 605-339-4274 fax: 605-338-2689 The Sun Valley Group

3160 Upper Bay Rd Arcata, CA 95521-9690 800-747-0396 Sun Valley’s premium flowers are sustainably grown in northern and southern California, in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, and in Baja California, Mexico, utilizing the diverse range of climate for yearround supply. SuperMoss

PO Box 30352 Santa Barbara, CA 93130-0352 800-677-5777 805-933-4888 fax: 805-933-4890

Syndicate Sales Inc

2025 N Wabash St PO Box 756 Kokomo, IN 46903-0756 800-428-0515 765-457-7277 fax: 765-454-2316 As a leading supplier to the floral industry for over 65 years, Syndicate Sales is a manufacturer, distributor, and importer of more than 1,500 products. The company produces a wide range of products including floral containers, floral foam, care and handling products, wedding accessories, creative accessories, basic supplies, and a variety of plastic containers and pot covers. Syndicate Sales also provides the industry with one of the largest selections of glass containers in a full spectrum of colors and shapes ranging from votive holders to classic bouquet vases to large event pieces. See ad on INSIDE COVER.

T Table Top Studio

5770 Nicolle St Ste D Ventura, CA 93003-7629 800-655-5870 805-642-1600 72


2651 N 17th St Broken Arrow, OK 74012-9493 800-342-2251 fax: 800-342-2259 TeamFloral members have sales 30% above the industry average. Find out why at Tecniflora Inc.

130 Westmore Dr. Unit 16-17 Toronto, ON M9V 5E2 Canada 800-461-4825 416-745-7045 fax: 416-745-7195


11444 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 800-421-2815 fax: 405-440-6000 The world’s largest provider of essential services to retail florists, including marketing assistance, cutting-edge technologies, and best-selling floral products supported by national advertising. See ad on page 37. Tennessee Easel

220 Hutchins Rd McMinnville, TN 37110-5916, 931-815-9473 fax: 931-815-9476 Texas State Florists’ Association

PO Box 170760 Austin, TX 78717, www. 512-834-0361 fax: 512-834-2150 Tillandsia International

43714 Rd 415 Coarsegold, CA 93614 559-683-7097 fax: 559-658-8847

TK Ribbons and More

810 E Dalton Ave Glendora, CA 91741-2708 877-862-2037 626-862-2037 fax: 866-268-8144

V Valleflor

Quito, Ecuador 305-433-4401 Vanguard Plastics Corp / Dakota Products

100 Robert Porter Rd Southington, CT 06489-1160 or 860-628-4736 Manufacturer of quality plastic water tubes, water picks and pew clips, available through wholesale florists. Represented by the Pete Garcia Company.

Vase Valet Enterprises, Ltd.

301 E First St Douglass, KS 67039 316-747-2579 fax: 316-747-2480 A secure delivery system for your floral vase arrangements, wedding bouquets and plants. Designed for floral customers to transport their arrangements. One size supports two-inch up to seven-inch round vases. See ad on page 53.


141 W 28th St New York, NY 10001 21-25 Dwight Place Fairfield, NJ 07004 877-71-VASES 720-598-1010 fax: 718-228-9593 Direct manufacturer, importer and distributor of basic and premium glassware and ceramics plus vases and decorative accessories in a wide range of materials and styles. See ad on page 13. Veriflora®

c/o Scientific Certification Systems 2000 Powell St, Ste 600 Emeryville, CA 94608 800-326-3228 510-452-8000 Village Candle, Inc.

90 Spencer Dr Wells, ME 04090-5548 800-203-9569 207-251-4800 fax: 207-251-4906

VWS Export-Import of Flowerbulbs

Westelijke Randweg 3 1721CH Broek op Langedijk The Netherlands +31-0-226-331050 Flowerbulb suppliers who also provide promotional materials including brochures, calendars, posters, an extensive online service portal, and the Flower Bulb App, an information guide to more than 1800 varieties of tulips, lilies, irises and gladioluses, updated regularly.

W Western Pulp Products

PO Box 968 Corvallis, OR 97339-0968 800-547-3407 541-757-1151 fax: 541-757-8613

Whiz Strip

PO Box 321 Castaic, CA 91310-0321 661-702-1977 The Whiz Strip Flower Stem Cleaning Machine cleans one bunch of straight-stemmed flowers in seven seconds. Made of stainless steel, no plastic parts. See ad in Emporium section. Wildflower Linen

6901 8th St Buena Park, CA 90620 866-965-7775 714-522-2777 fax: 714-522-2224 Wm F Puckett, Inc

PO Box 298 Barberville, FL 32105-0298 800-426-3376 386-749-2470 fax: 386-749-0126 Growers and distributors of cut floral foliages and foliage products including premade wedding and event garlands, pew ends and candle ring centerpieces, Christmas greenery, and Christmas garlands and wreaths, all available in natural greens or in Gilded, Frosted (silvered), or White Mist foliages.

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Floral Wholesalers The following list includes wholesale florist members of the Wholesale Florist and Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA), as well as Flowers& advertisers and distributors. Wholesalers listed with a j are distributors of Flowers& magazine.



Cedars Import Wholesale 6151 B St Anchorage, AK 99518 907-563-5566 fax: 907-561-5566

Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 2119 Q St Bakersfield, CA 93301-2920 661-833-1474 fax: 661-833-2613






Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 3365 N Nevada St Chandler, AZ 85225 480-627-3400 fax: 480-627-3405

Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 1205 Aviara Pkwy Carlsbad, CA 92011 760-438-5636 fax: 760-438-5691



Arizona Floral Exchange, Inc 1245 N Hobson St Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-539-9007 fax: 480-539-9123

Florabundance, Inc PO Box 1252 Carpinteria, CA 93014 805-566-6607 fax: 805-566-1172

PHOENIX DWF Wholesale Florist 201 E Roosevelt Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-271-4481 fax: 602-256-7268 Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 1805 W Crest Lane Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-582-1290 fax: 623-582-1450

j Roy Houff Company 1606 S First Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-256-7666 fax: 602-254-9497 TUCSON


j Designer Flower Center 3450 W Gettysburg Fresno, CA 93722 559-228-3300 GILROY Regional Farms, Inc 8840 Forest St. Gilroy, CA 95020 408-842-3160 fax: 408-848-5329

LOS ANGELES GM Floral Company 740 Maple Ave Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-489-7055 fax: 213-489-7706

Sav-On Flowers Inc PO Box 42770 Tucson, AZ 85733-2770 520-903-2252 fax: 520-903-2261

Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc - LAX 5401 W 104th St Los Angeles, CA 90045 310-342-0980 fax: 310-348-4935


Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc - Downtown Los Angeles 755 Wall St Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-362-2780 fax: 213-622-5652

LITTLE ROCK Southern Wholesale Florists 7501 Fluid Dr Little Rock, AR 72206 501-372-4747 fax: 501-376-8109 74

Mellano & Co. 766 S Wall St Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-622-0796 fax: 213-622-4942


j Piazza

International Floral 821 Jefferson St Oakland, CA 94607 510-836-2200

OXNARD Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 2420 Celsius Ave #F&G Oxnard, CA 93030 805-485-0311 fax: 805-512-7324

RIVERSIDE Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 2295 Eastridge Ave Riverside, CA 92507 951-571-9560 fax: 951-571-9562


j Flora Fresh Inc 1127 Fee Dr Sacramento, CA 95815 916-927-9767 fax: 916-927-9788 SAN DIEGO

j San Diego Florist Supplies 2550 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92104 619-260-8080 SAN FRANCISCO Shibata Floral Company 620 Brannan St San Francisco, CA 94107 415-543-9880 fax: 415-495-6303

SAN JOSE Mt. Eden Floral Company LLC 2124 Bering Dr San Jose, CA 95131 408-213-5777 fax: 408-213-6080

SAN LEANDRO Prime Source Floral Distributors 2014 Edison Ave San Leandro, CA 94577 510-430-0434 fax: 510-430-1182

SANTA ANA Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 3241 Halladay Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-688-2120 fax: 714-668-2122


jSequoia Floral International 3245 Santa Rosa Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407 707-525-0780

VAN NUYS Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 15001 Raymer St Van Nuys, CA 91405 818-901-6240 fax: 818-901-6245


Stevens & Son 14022 W 54th Ave Arvada, CO 80002 303-279-6254 fax: 303-279-3794


Greenleaf Wholesale Florist/ Kitayama Brothers 540 East Bridge, Ste A Brighton, CO 80601 303-659-8000 fax: 303-659-4022

DENVER DWF Wholesale Florist 4800 Dahlia St PO Box 173354 Denver, CO 80217-3354 303-399-0970 fax: 303-376-3120



DVFlora 99 Clark Dr East Berlin, CT 06023 860-632-1504 fax: 860-635-6826

Coastal Wholesale Florist, Inc 1300 Morningside Dr Melbourne, FL 32901 321-723-3070 fax: 321-723-4932



East Coast Wholesale Florist LLC 1 Muller Ave Norwalk, CT 06851 203-847-8218 fax: 203-847-8219 www.eastcoastwholesaleflowers. com

Berkeley Floral Supply Co. 2360 NW 23rd St Miami, FL 33142 305-638-4141 fax: 305-633-3258



National Decorative Distributors 200 Happy Lane Newark, DE 19711 302-366-1722 fax: 302-366-0166

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA McCallum Sauber Florists Inc 1619 Eckington Place, NE Washington, DC 20002 202-526-5253 fax: 202-526-9137


BRADENTON Kings Wholesale Florist 3022 1st St Bradenton, FL 34208 941-748-3553 fax: 941-748-0870

CLERMONT Bill Doran Company, Buying Office 1391 Legendary Blvd Clermont, FL 34711 352-243-7679

JACKSONVILLE Pennock Company 260 Park St Jacksonville, FL 32204 904-354-6711 fax: 904-353-0223

Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 1406 NW 82nd Ave Miami, FL 33126 305-468-9847 fax: 305-468-9453 Pennock Company 2009 NW 70th Ave Miami, FL 33122 305-436-0450 fax: 305-436-1222

ORLANDO Pennock Company 2481 Dinneen Ave Orlando, FL 32804 407-522-8699 fax: 407-522-8448


jAmerican Floral Wholesale, Inc 9 Clarinda Ln Pensacola, FL 32505 850-432-8466 j Carlstedt’s, LLC 1001 W Garden St Pensacola, FL 32591 850-453-4812 TAMPA Nordlie Inc 2708 E Hanna Ave Tampa, FL 33610 813-239-0599 fax: 813-239-0044



Cut Flower Wholesale, Inc PO Box 14143 2122 Faulkner Road Atlanta, GA 30324 404-320-1619 fax: 404-634-7922

DWF Wholesale Florist 1623 River St Boise, ID 83702 208-344-5275 fax: 208-344-8938


AUGUSTA Georgia State Floral Distributors 1401 Marvin Grffin Rd Augusta, GA 30906 706-724-9686

DORAVILLE Kennicott Brothers Company 2285 Cook Dr Doraville, GA 30340 770-449-0100 fax: 770-449-3446

GAINESVILLE Reeves Floral Products Inc 2180 Centennial Dr Gainesville, GA 30504 770-534-0091 fax: 770-534-3157


j Hornbuckle

Wholesale Florist 1528 Georgia Ave Omega, GA 31775 229-528-4215

SAVANNAH Georgia State Floral Distributors 1000 Business Center Dr, Ste 90 Savannah, GA 31405 912-443-3405

WOODSTOCK Reeves Floral Products Inc 10288 Highway 92 Woodstock, GA 30188 770-924-5230 fax: 770-924-5238



j Flora-Dec Sales, Inc

373 N Nimitz Hwy Honolulu, HI 96817 808-537-6194



Kennicott Brothers Company 3730 W 131st St Alsip, IL 60830 708-371-8000 fax: 708-371-8506

AURORA Kennicott Brothers Company 720 New Haven Dr Aurora, IL 60506 630-896-1091 fax: 630-896-2734

CHICAGO Bill Doran Company 222 N Fairfield Chicago, IL 60612 312-666-0164 fax: 773-826-3572 Kennicott Brothers Company 1638 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL 60622 312-492-8200 fax: 312-492-8202 Kennicott Brothers Company 452 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622 312-492-8200 fax: 312-492-8201 Midwest Blooms 1638 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL 60622 312-492-8200 fax: 312-492-8202

j Roy Houff Company 6200 S Oak Park Ave Chicago, IL 60638 773-586-8118 fax: 773-586-8786 ELK GROVE VILLAGE Kennicott Brothers Company 880 Estes Ave Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 847-734-8650 fax: 847-734-8649 JUNE 2016 75

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Bill Doran Company 913 Camarato Dr Herrin, IL 62948 618-942-5814 fax: 618-942-3489

Flower Pak, Inc 529 N Grant St Westmont, IL 60559 630-719-2298 fax: 630-719-2299

Balloons Etc. 2403 Bell Ave Des Moines, IA 50321 515-243-5228 fax: 515-282-9241

Dreisbach Wholesale Florists 2424 Over Dr, Ste A Lexington, KY 40511 859-281-6171 fax: 859-281-6176



Bonnett Wholesale Florist PO Box 79 Milan, IL 61264-0079 1-309-787-4401

j Roy Houff Company


j Roy Houff Company 2032 Warehouse Rd Normal, IL 61761 309-862-0066 fax: 309-888-4683 PEORIA HEIGHTS Bill Doran Company 3710 N Boulevard Ave Peoria Heights, IL 61616-7504 309-681-7922 fax: 309-681-0869

QUINCY Baisch & Skinner Quincy, Inc 1414 N 24th St Quincy, IL 62301 217-223-6500 fax: 217-223-8274

ROCKFORD Bill Doran Company 707 W Jefferson St Rockford, IL 61103 815-965-6042 fax: 815-961-9721

SPRINGFIELD Bill Doran Company 2845 Via Verde Springfield, IL 62703 217-585-8780 fax: 217-585-8969

250 Alderman Lane Wheeling, IL 60090 847-520-2620 fax: 847-520-9799


EVANSVILLE Zeidler Wholesale Floral Co. PO Box 6970 Evansville, IN 47719-0970 812-425-4635 fax: 812-425-9133

FORT WAYNE Gassafy Wholesale, Inc 318 Racquet Dr Fort Wayne, IN 46825 260-482-9993 fax: 260-482-8790

INDIANAPOLIS Kennicott Brothers Company 3945 Industrial Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46254 317-291-8267 fax: 317-297-3082 Marvin’s Flowers 1407 N Harding Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-267-0660 fax: 317-267-0667

SOUTH BEND Kennicott Brothers Company 2620 Foundation Dr South Bend, IN 46628 574-282-2884 fax: 574-287-3332

WAUKEGAN Kennicott Brothers Company 3210 Grand Ave Waukegan, IL 60085 847-244-3110 fax: 847-244-0543



DAVENPORT Florist Distributing Inc 601 W 2nd St Davenport, IA 52801 563-323-8075 fax: 563-323-9601

Bill Doran Company 1401 Ohio St Des Moines, IA 50314 515-282-7100 fax: 515-282-7048 Florist Distributing Inc 2403 Bell Ave Des Moines, IA 50321 515-243-5228 fax: 515-282-9241

WATERLOO Bill Doran Company 1029 W Donald St Waterloo, IA 50703 319-233-8493 fax: 319-233-5705


Baisch & Skinner 1720 SW 42nd St Topeka, KS 66609 785-267-6931 fax: 785-267-0611

WICHITA Baisch & Skinner 3413 W 29th St South Wichita, KS 67217 316-945-0074 fax: 316-945-2810

LOUISVILLE Bill Doran - Engel 634 S Eight St Louisville, KY 40203 502-582-1881 fax: 502-583-2513 Dreisbach Wholesale Florists PO Box 7547 Louisville, KY 40257 502-425-5842 fax: 502-425-3129

j Roy Houff Company 3791 Newburg Rd Louisville, KY 40218-3432 502-479-1033 fax: 502-479-5866 PADUCAH Riverside Wholesale Florist, Inc 1029 South 6th St Paducah, KY 42003 270-444-0120 fax: 270-442-0811



j Valley Floral Company Inc 4619 N Arkansas PO Box 2884 Wichita, KS 67204 316-838-3355 fax: 316-832-1068

Louisiana Wholesale Florists 12016 Industriplex Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70809 225-756-1100 fax: 225-756-1129 www.louisianawholesaleflorists. com


j Louisiana Wholesale Florists 151 High Meadows Blvd Lafayette, LA 70507 337-237-6010 fax: 337-261-4935 www.louisianawholesaleflorists. com

HOPKINSVILLE Metcalfe Wholesale Florists Inc PO Box 8 Hopkinsville, KY 42241-0008 270-886-3391 fax: 270-886-0317


NEW ORLEANS Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 2801 Tchoupitoulas St New Orleans, LA 70115 504-897-5100 fax: 504-897-5167

DIST Jacobson Floral Supply, Inc 500 Albany St Boston, MA 02118 617-426-4200 fax: 617-426-1994


Pikes Peak of New Orleans 5418 Powell St New Orleans, LA 70123 504-734-0110 fax: 504-733-4749

Springfield Florist’s Supply 18 Morgan St Springfield, MA 01107 413-734-3177 fax: 413-734-0510



Louisiana Floral Exchange Inc 6579 Line Ave Shreveport, LA 71106 318-861-4070 fax: 318-868-7080 Shreveport Flower Market Inc 1425 Wilkinson St Shreveport, LA 71103 318-221-5172 fax: 318-424-3919


Pennock Company 100 Myron St West Springfield, MA 01089 413-781-3700 fax: 413-733-3272

MICHIGAN DWF Wholesale Florist 5100 Exchange Dr Flint, MI 48507 810-733-5100 fax: 810-733-8530 Nordlie Inc 3440 Torrey Rd Flint, MI 48507 810-767-8885 fax: 810-244-0018

Pennock Company 2011 W Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21209 410-466-6600 fax: 410-664-5671

Kennicott Brothers Company 1858 Three Mile Rd NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544 616-785-9500 fax: 616-785-9595



DVFlora 7587 Montevideo Rd Jessup, MD 20794 856-468-7000 fax: 410-242-9418

Nordlie Inc 4611 Ivanrest Ave SW Grandville, MI 49418-9320 616-534-6833 fax: 616-534-8861


Carbone Floral Distributors 540 Albany St Boston, MA 02118 617-728-7979 fax: 617-728-9153


Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 35935 Ecorse Rd Romulus, MI 48174-4137 734-728-6570 fax: 734-728-6521

Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 2659 Old Belden Circle, Ste A Tupelo, MS 38801-6790 662-842-8632 fax: 662-842-0972

SAGINAW Saginaw Valley Flower Exchange 1400 Tittabawassee Rd Saginaw, MI 48604 989-752-3173 fax: 989-752-7905


j Nordlie Inc


PLYMOUTH Rokay Floral 913 York St Plymouth, MI 48170 734-416-1300 fax: 734-416-1304


CAPE GIRARDEAU Baisch & Skinner South, Inc 241 S Sprigg St Cape Girardeau, MO 63702 573-334-0270 fax: 573-334-9619


25300 Guenther Warren, MI 48091 586-755-4200 fax: 586-755-0979

Florist Distributing Inc 1801 Nelwood Dr Columbia, MO 65202 573-474-1461 fax: 573-474-9928




Floral Cooperative Purchasing Group LLC 1708 Whitehead Rd, Ste 102B Baltimore, MD 21207 855-356-2667 fax: 410-630-8064




jKoehler & Dramm Wholesale Florist 2407 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55413 612-331-4141 fax: 612-331-5066

PLYMOUTH Len Busch Roses 4045 Highway 101 Plymouth, MN 55446 763-478-6077 fax: 763-478-6009

ROSEVILLE Kennicott Brothers Company 2265 County Rd C Roseville, MN 55113 952-831-8008 fax: 952-831-5322


Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 2107 Wightman St PO Box 441 Jackson, MS 39202 601-353-2731 fax: 601-948-2930

Florist Distributing Inc 17331 E Highway 40, Ste 112 Independence, MO 64055 816-478-3336 fax: 816-478-6218

KANSAS CITY Schmidt & Klaus, Inc 1620 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO 64108 816-421-3666 fax: 816-471-2706

NORTH KANSAS CITY Baisch & Skinner 120 E 12th Ave North Kansas City, MO 64116 816-842-6796 fax: 816-842-5704 DWF Wholesale Florist 21 W 13th Ave North Kansas City, MO 64116 816-474-9705 fax: 816-842-7342

SPRINGFIELD Baisch & Skinner Springfield 620-D N Cedarbrook Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-832-8977 fax: 417-832-8043

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Floral Wholesalers Mears Floral Products 1222 South Scenic PO Box 4347 Springfield, MO 65808 417-862-4394 fax: 417-862-9478

ST. LOUIS Baisch and Skinner 2721 LaSalle St St. Louis, MO 63104 314-664-1212 fax: 314-664-2750 DWF Wholesale Florist 2715 LaSalle St St. Louis, MO 63104 314-772-0254 fax: 314-772-7800

j La Salle Wholesale Florist Inc 2744 LaSalle St St. Louis, MO 63104 314-771-2282 fax: 314-771-2284


Bill Doran Company 4880 G St Omaha, NE 68117 402-731-5253 fax: 402-731-9843 DWF Wholesale Florist 10923 Olive St Omaha, NE 68128 402-339-5080 fax: 402-339-9557 Florist Distributing Inc 14416 Grover St Omaha, NE 68144 402-330-0700 fax: 402-330-0572


LAS VEGAS Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 3950 W Diablo Dr #B11 Las Vegas, NV 89118 702-739-0418 fax: 702-739-9148





Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 605 Glendale Ave, Ste 101 Reno, NV 89431 775-356-3700 fax: 775-356-2040

G & G Distributing 275 Midland Ave Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-971-1330 fax: 201-791-9568

FleuraMetz 148-36 Guy Brewer Blvd Jamaica, NY 11434 718-244-0120 fax: 718-244-5601



DVFlora 520 Mantua Blvd North Sewell, NJ 08080 856-468-7000 fax: 856-464-2753

Seagroatt Riccardi, Ltd 5 Avis Dr Latham, NY 12110 518-785-8900 fax: 518-785-3601


Carbone Floral Distributors 3 Corporate Park Dr Derry, NH 03038 603-432-3500


Main Wholesale Florist Inc 27 Styertowne Rd Clifton, NJ 07012 973-472-3500 fax: 973-472-7771

EDISON DVFlora Raritan Center 75 Newfield Ave Edison, NJ 08837 856-468-7000 fax: 732-225-0207

PARAMUS Hillcrest Garden Inc 95 W Century Rd Paramus, NJ 07652-1428 201-599-3030 fax: 201-599-9903

PENNSAUKEN Pennock Company 7135 Colonial Lane Pennsauken, NJ 08109 215-844-6088 fax: 215-844-6034

ROCHELLE PARK Associated Wholesale Florist PO Box 116 320 W Passaic St Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201-843-1111 x227 fax: 201-843-3036


ALBUQUERQUE DWF Wholesale Florist 4717 Lumber Ave, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-888-2636 fax: 505-881-9657 Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 3712 Edith Blvd, NE PO Box 6364 Albuquerque, NM 87197-6364 505-344-2331 fax: 505-345-8572


Bill Doran Company 45 Industrial Park Rd Albany, NY 12206 518-465-5285 fax: 518-465-7384


j Alders Wholesale Florist, Inc 110 Egbertson Rd PO Box 276 Campbell Hall, NY 10916 845-496-9191 fax: 845-496-5487 ELMSFORD Main Wholesale Florist- NY 375 Clearbrook Rd Elmsford, NY 10523 914-345-0012 fax: 814-364-6006

PLAINVIEW Pennock Company 120 Terminal Dr Plainview, NY 11803 516-349-8700 fax: 516-349-0813

RONKONKOMA A. Perri Farms 865 Marconi Ave Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 631-471-3060 fax: 631-981-3918


A&B Floral 7101 Macfarlane Blvd Charlotte, NC 28262 704-372-2630 fax: 704-372-0937 Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 646 Michael Wylie Dr, Ste E Charlotte, NC 28217 704-376-0900 fax: 704-376-9676

KERNERSVILLE Lihmil Wholesale Flowers 735A Indeneer Dr Kernersville, NC 27284 336-993-1008 fax: 336-993-4982

KINSTON Alcock Wholesale Flowers 1185 British Rd Kinston, NC 28501 252-523-9000 fax: 252-523-7828




Hardin’s Wholesale Floral Supply 329 W Bowman Ave Liberty, NC 27298 336-622-3035 fax: 336-622-5443

Cleveland Plant & Flower 9355 W Ridge Rd Elyria, OH 44035 440-323-2267 fax: 440-322-0230

Cleveland Plant & Flower 25611 Fort Meigs Rd Perrysburg, OH 43551 419-874-3025 fax: 419-874-3412



Nordlie Inc 9550 Granger Rd Garfield Heights, OH 44125 216-662-4200 fax: 216-662-3647

DWF Wholesale Florist 14 N Erie St Toledo, OH 43604 419-241-7241 fax: 419-241-3828



RALEIGH Cleveland Plant & Flower 4200 Atlantic Ave, Ste 166 Raleigh, NC 27604 919-876-0825 fax: 919-862-8938


CINCINNATI Dreisbach Wholesale Florists 720 Dalton Ave Cincinnati, OH 45203 513-421-7673 fax: 513-421-8177

COLUMBUS Bill Doran Company 7200 Alum Creek Dr Columbus, OH 43217-1349 614-409-4433 fax: 614-409-4430 Cleveland Plant & Flower 2370 Marilyn Lane Columbus, OH 43219 614-478-9900 fax: 614-478-9905

DWF Wholesale Florist 4725 Ashley Dr Hamilton, OH 45011 513-874-5183 fax: 513-870-5185

LIMA Roman J. Claprood Co. 910 Industry Ave Lima, OH 45804 419-229-9004 fax: 419-224-1252


OKLAHOMA CITY Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 4100 Will Rogers Pkwy, Ste 900 Oklahoma City, OK 73108 405-236-1551 fax: 405-235-9597 Sooner Wholesale Florist Inc 625 N MacArthur Blvd, Ste 500 Oklahoma City, OK 73127 405-787-6800 fax: 405-787-6815

j Canton Wholesale Floral Inc 7575 Supreme Ave NW North Canton, OH 44720 330-494-5564 fax: 330-494-7316

The Oklahoma Flower Market Inc 36 N Broadway Circle Oklahoma City, OK 73103 405-232-3143 fax: 405-232-1865



Dreisbach Wholesale Florists 2115 Morse Rd Columbus, OH 43229 614-545-7673

Cleveland Plant & Flower 12920 Corporate Dr Parma, OH 44130 216-898-3510 fax: 216-898-1070

Roman J Claprood Co 242 N Grant Ave Columbus, OH 43215 614-221-5515 fax: 614-221-0681

Cleveland Plant & Flower 12920 Corporate Dr Parma, OH 44130 216-898-3500 fax: 216-898-1075

Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 10520 East 12th Tulsa, OK 74128 918-437-0333 fax: 918-234-7552


j Nordlie Inc

1331 Troy St Dayton, OH 45404 937-222-2201 fax: 937-222-4247

Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 12631 Plaza Dr Parma, OH 44130 216-539-3364 fax: 216-803-7900


FOREST GROVE Oregon Roses, Inc 1804 NW Martin Rd Forest Grove, OR 97116 503-648-8551 fax: 503-601-3111

PORTLAND Frank Adams Wholesale Florist Inc 3626 N Leverman Portland, OR 97217 503-286-8990 fax: 503-286-7950

Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 3628 N Leverman Portland, OR 97217 503-285-3900 fax: 503-285-4537 Shibata Floral Company 3622 N Leverman, #A Portland, OR 97217-3945 503-285-7700 fax: 503-285-2758 SPRINGFIELD The Flower Market Inc 796 Poltava St Springfield, OR 97477 541-579-9400 fax: 541-342-2448


Dillon Floral Corporation PO Box 180 Bloomsburg, PA 17815 570-784-5770 fax: 570-387-8135

EDGEMOUNT Pennock Company PO Box 327 5060 West Chester Pike Edgemount, PA 19028 215-492-7900 fax: 215-492-7901

ERIE Cleveland Plant & Flower 2009 W 12th St Erie, PA 16505 814-452-6409 fax: 814-454-3209

HARRISBURG Zieger & Sons Inc 2300 Woodlawn St Harrisburg, PA 17104 717-564-6800 fax: 717-564-1579

LANSDALE Younger and Son, Inc 595 Maple Ave Lansdale, PA 19446 215-362-2828 fax: 215-362-6068

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Floral Wholesalers PHILADELPHIA Zieger & Sons Inc 6215 Ardleigh St Philadelphia, PA 19138 215-438-7060 fax: 215-438-8729


j Keystone Ribbon & Floral

Supply 2815 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-261-4242 Pennock Company 2711 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-471-8461 fax: 412-471-4839

j Pittsburgh Cut Flower Company 1901 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-355-7051 YORK Schaefer Wholesale Florist Inc 2635 Springwood Rd York, PA 17402 717-741-4688 fax: 717-741-4770


Carbone Floral Distributors One Goddard Dr Cranston, RI 02920 401-463-3333 fax: 401-463-5787


Carolina Florist Supply 1131 Plantation Rd Anderson, SC 29621 864-226-8806

FLORENCE Tommy’s Wholesale Florist, Inc 2106 E National Cemetary Rd Florence, SC 29506 843-669-8211 fax: 843-662-1262



j North American Wholesale Florist, Inc 715 S 7th Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-338-4871


Tennessee Florist Supply 2215 Volunteer Parkway PO Box 3329 Bristol, TN 37625 423-968-1177 fax: 423-968-7488

Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 2005 Wheless Lane Austin, TX 78723-1914 512-928-0033 fax: 512-928-0135 Pikes Peak of Austin 10405-F Metric Blvd Austin, TX 78758 512-836-2032 fax: 512-339-9437 Southern Floral Co. 8742 Shoal Creek Blvd Austin, TX 78757 512-459-1343 fax: 512-459-2102



Tennessee Wholesale Florists 1715 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404 423-698-8891 fax: 423-698-1251

Southern Floral Co. 5217 Sunbelt Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78408 361-289-1500 fax: 361-289-7885

KNOXVILLE Tennessee Florist Supply 2713 John Deere Dr PO Box 3022 Knoxville, TN 37927 865-524-7451 fax: 865-637-8155

NASHVILLE Metro Floral Wholesale Inc 1121 3rd Ave North Nashville, TN 37208 615-244-7067 fax: 615-244-5805

j Roy Houff Company

925 Twin Elms Court Nashville, TN 37210 615-254-0688 fax: 615-254-0679


AMARILLO Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 1222 S Buchanan Amarillo, TX 79101 806-376-7272 fax: 806-376-1628

AUSTIN Bill Doran Company 2006 Gaston Place Austin, TX 78723 512-926-1163 fax: 512-926-2386

DALLAS Direct Wholesale Floral Supply 3404 Ross Ave Dallas, TX 75204 817-924-0578 fax: 214-821-6460 DWF Wholesale Florist 2430 Converse St Dallas, TX 75207 214-631-3280 fax: 214-634-1593

HOUSTON Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 2112 Leeland Houston, TX 77003-5135 713-223-0299 fax: 713-223-2173 Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 470 Garden Oaks Blvd Houston, TX 77018 832-410-4810 L & G Wholesale 3643 Willowbend #610 Houston, TX 77054 713-667-0101 fax: 713-667-0151 Pikes Peak of Houston 4340 Directors Row Houston, TX 77092 713-686-4500 fax: 713-686-4342 Southern Floral Co. Inc 1313 W 20th St PO Box 1313 Houston, TX 77008 713-880-1300 fax: 713-867-0211 Taylor Wholesale Florist 1601 W 21st St Houston, TX 77008 713-869-7481 fax: 713-869-7380


Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 2777 Irving Blvd, Ste 100 Dallas, TX 75207 214-631-7949 fax: 214-637-5652

Lubbock Wholesale Florist 1601 Ave F PO Box 1828 Lubbock, TX 79408 806-762-5276 fax: 806-762-2301

J.B. Parks Wholesale Florist, Inc PO Box 720728 3510 Ross Ave Dallas, TX 75372 214-821-1488 fax: 214-821-6460


Pikes Peak of Dallas 1123 Conveyor Lane Dallas, TX 75247-6816 214-631-3424 fax: 214-631-3439

Harrison Wholesale Floral Inc 610 N Hancock PO Box 3364 Odessa, TX 79760 432-332-0627 fax: 432-335-9104

SAN ANTONIO Bill Doran Company 710 Nogalitos San Antonio, TX 78204 210-222-2114 fax: 210-228-0023

Floral Wholesalers Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 1540 W Poplar San Antonio, TX 78207 210-732-2008 fax: 210-732-2160

TEXARKANA Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc 304 Spruce St Texarkana, TX 75501-5621 903-792-8291 fax: 903-793-4007

WACO Wolfe Wholesale Florist, Inc 1500 Primrose Dr Waco, TX 76706 254-752-3351 fax: 254-754-7793


MURRAY DWF Wholesale Florist 601 W 4330 South Murray, UT 84123 801-904-4800 fax: 801-904-4807

PROVO Red Mountain Wholesale 1109 W 100 S Provo, UT 84601 801-356-8200 fax: 801-356-7993

SALT LAKE CITY Ensign Wholesale Floral 2985 South 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84115 801-359-8746 fax: 801-359-5801


MIDDLESEX Green Mountain Florist Supply 1098 US Route 2 Middlesex, VT 05602 802-223-7600 fax: 802-229-0948





Green Mountain Florist Supply 45 Swift St South Burlington, VT 05403 802-865-4447 fax: 802-863-8351

Skyline Flower Growers - Seattle 2760 4th Ave South Seattle, WA 98134 206-682-9100 fax: 206-623-2078

Bill Doran Company 1739 W St Paul Ave Milwaukee, WI 53233 414-933-3868 fax: 414-933-7284



LYNCHBURG Lynchburg Wholesale Floral Corporation PO Box 1235 2004 Memorial Ave Lynchburg, VA 24505 434-845-9095 fax: 434-845-5223


j Roy Houff Company

1124 Kingwood Ave Norfolk, VA 23502 757-857-5400 fax: 757-857-6933


j Roy Houff Company

2414 Anniston St Richmond, VA 23223 804-788-4848 fax: 804-783-1513

ROANOKE TFS-Roanoke Inc 3441 Brandon Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24018-1523 540-343-4461 fax: 540-343-3102

SPRINGFIELD Pennock Company 7399 Ward Park Lane Springfield, VA 22153 703-644-6600 fax: 703-451-7248


DWF Wholesale Florist 7327 S 228th St Kent, WA 98032 253-854-5800 fax: 253-372-3839

Roses & More, Inc 414 N Sycamore St Spokane, WA 99202 509-999-6726 fax: 509-536-6326


j Washington Floral Service Inc 2701 South 35th St Tacoma, WA 98409 253-472-8343 fax: 253-472-9758 WEST VIRGINIA NITRO

Dreisbach Wholesale Florists #4 McJunkin Rd Nitro, WV 25143 304-759-1002 fax: 304-759-1003


Bill Doran Company 1255 Bellevue St Green Bay, WI 54302 920-468-4831 fax: 920-468-1412

MADISON Bill Doran Company 4710 Pflaum Rd Madison, WI 53718 608-223-0247 fax: 608-223-0279

DWF Wholesale Florist 425 W Walnut Milwaukee, WI 53212 414-263-8400 fax: 414-263-8407 Kennicott Brothers Company 4831 W State St Milwaukee, WI 53208 414-443-1100 fax: 414-443-1115 Rojahn & Malaney Co. PO Box 410 1005 N Edison St Milwaukee, WI 53202-6601 414-276-7316 fax: 414-276-7846

ROTHSCHILD Krueger Wholesale Inc 10706 Tesch Lane Rothschild, WI 54474 715-359-7202 fax: 715-359-0657


CALGARY Florists Supply Ltd Bay 5-6320 11th Street SE Calgary, AB T2H 2L7 403-252-5558 fax: 403-252-5597

EDMONTON Florists Supply Ltd 16455 - 118 Ave Edmonton, AB T5V 1H2 780-424-4576 fax: 780-424-4566


Florists Supply Ltd Roseberry Square, Unit 5, 3979 Marine Way Burnaby, BC V5J 5M7 604-630-4688 fax: 604-630-4681

j Kirby/Signature Floral Supply 3737 Marine Way Burnaby, BC V5J 5A7 604-438-3535 fax: MANITOBA WINNIPEG

Florists Supply Ltd 35 Airport Rd Winnipeg, MB R3H 0V5 800-665-7378 fax: 204-694-6858


Westbrook Floral Ltd 270 Hunter Rd PO Box 99 Grimsby, ON L3M 4G1 905-945-9611 fax: 905-945-5566

JORDAN STATION Bayview Flowers 3764 Jordan Rd PO Box 2 Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0 905-562-7321 fax: 905-562-0955

MISSISSAUGA Flying Dutch Flowers Inc 6685 Pacific Circle Unit #1 Mississauga, ON L5T 1V6 905-564-3047 fax: 905-564-8718 Highland Evergreen Supply Ltd 7125 Pacific Circle Unit #4 Mississauga, ON L5T 2A5 905-670-7125 fax: 905-670-6652

Waterdale Inc 1303 Aerowood Dr Mississauga, ON L4W 2P6 905-624-2600 fax: 905-624-1609

Florist’s Best Friend--


STONEY CREEK Staalduinen Floral Ltd 1255 Arvin Ave Stoney Creek, ON L8E 0H7 905-643-2002 fax: 905-643-2377


Westbrook Floral Ltd Montreal 109 Ave Lindsay Dorval, QC H9P 2S6 514-636-1255 fax: 514-636-3055

MONTREAL Marsolais Enterprises Inc 5045 Ontario East Montreal, QC H1V 1M7 514-254-7171 fax: 514-254-5013


Floral Delivery Tray or Floral Carrier!

One carrier holds an average of 20 to 30 arrangements. • Light-weight, high-impact plastic. Size 48” x 48”. 33 lbs. Pins included. • Carrier is adjustable to any size (removing or adding blocks as needed). • Large, flat surface, available by moving pins to storage at sides. • No special places; load in the order you wish to deliver. • No tip-overs or broken ends---saves load and unload time.


3710 Sipes Ave, Sanford, FL 32773

1-800-638-3378 • Fax 407-322-6668 outside U.S.A. 407-321-4310


30 Day Mfg. Satisfaction Guarantee!


Florists Supply Ltd 1623 Quebec Ave Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V6 306-244-4457 fax: 306-244-0010


j Worldwide Floral Services No 6, Jalan 21/11B SEA Park Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46300 603-7877-3366 www.worldwidefloralservices.

cord and wire always available


j Worldwide Floral Services Lodge 77, Upper East Rd, #02-03 Singapore 45218 06-9385-2474

John G. Hofland Ltd 6695 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V6 905-670-8220 fax: 905-670-8257

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Floral Schools

For information on classes at the Teleflora Education Center and on educational programs sponsored by Teleflora Units, see next page.





Cal Poly State University Home of SAIFD Gordon Chapter Horticulture and Crop Science Dept 1 Grand Ave San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 805-756-7504 Melinda Lynch AIFD

Emily Griffith Technical College Floral Design Program 1250 Welton St Denver, CO 80204 720-423-4702; instructor phone 303-519-0525 Marilyn Quigley

Cass School of Floral Design 531 Mt. Auburn St Watertown, MA 02472 617-926-CASS (2277) or 800920-1222 Faith Cass AIFD, Director

Palmer School of Floral Design 2528 S College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80525 970-207-9476 Angela Palmer AIFD, AAF, CPF www.palmerschooloffloraldesign. com

Rittners School of Floral Design 345 Marlborough St Boston, MA 02115 617-267-3824 Dr. Steve Rittner

College of Southern Nevada Home of SAIFD Elaine Wynn Chapter School of Advanced & Design Technologies Floral Design Program 333 S Pavillion Center Dr Las Vegas, NV 89144 702-651-4207 Chieko Fukushima AIFD

City College of San Francisco Home of SAIFD Menzies Chapter Environmental Horticulture / Floristry Dept 50 Phelan Ave, Box EH/F San Francisco, CA 94112 415-239-3236 Steve Brown AIFD Eden Area Regional Occupational Program 26316 Hesperian Blvd Hayward, CA 94545 510-293-2900 Judi Kauffman (click on For High School Students / Career Pathways) Golden West College Home of SAIFD Shirley Haas Chapter Career/Technical Ed (CTE) Dept 15744 Golden West St Huntington Beach, CA 92647 714-895-8330 Gail Call AIFD Long Beach City College 1305 E Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 90806 562-938-4949 ext 6477 Suzanne Skorheim Southern California School of Floral Design 843 S State College Blvd Anaheim, CA 92806 714-776-7445 or 800-981-PHIL Phil Rulloda AIFD, AAF, PFCI


CONNECTICUT Connecticut Florists Association Floral Design School 312 E Johnson Ave Cheshire, CT 06410 PO Box 11020 Trumbull, CT 06611 800-352-6946 Judy Falcon

ILLINOIS Joliet Junior College Home of SAIFD Prairie Chapter Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences 1215 Houbolt Rd Joliet, IL 60431 815-280-2276 Donna Theimer AIFD, ICPF Kishwaukee College Home of SAIFD Forbes Chapter Horticulture/Floral Design Program 21193 Malta Rd Malta, IL 60150 815-825-2086, ext 4610 Janet Gallagher AIFD, CFD janet.gallagher@kishwaukeecollege. edu Triton College Horticulture Department 2000 Fifth Ave, Room R205 River Grove, IL 60171 708-456-0300, ext 3550 Tom Elsey, Coordinator

MINNESOTA Koehler & Dramm’s Institute of Floristry 2407 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55413 612-362-3133 or 800-298-0495 Ardith Beveridge AIFD Rochester Community & Technical College 851 30th Ave SE Rochester, MN 55904 507-529-6112 Robin Fruth-Dugstad, Instructor

MISSISSIPPI Mississippi State University Home of SAIFD Ogilvy of Airlie Chapter University Florist PO Box HM Mississippi State, MS 39762 662-325-3585 James DelPrince AIFD

MISSOURI University of Missouri, Columbia Home of SAIFD Mizzou Chapter c/o Tiger Garden 2-31 Agriculture Bldg Columbia, MO 65211 573-884-1191 or kraftle@, https://mizzousaifd.wordpress. com

NEW JERSEY Mercer County Community College Horticulture and Plant Science Dept 1200 Old Trenton Rd West Windsor, NJ 08550 609-570-3372 Amy Iseneker Ricco, Program Coordinator

NEW YORK SUNY Cobleskill Horticulture Dept State Route 7 Cobleskill, NY 12043 518-255-5011

OHIO David Curtis School of Floral Design 209 N Main St Centerville, OH 45459 937-433-0566 or 800-437-7894 The Ohio State University ATI Home of SAIFD Anderson Chapter Division of Horticulture Floral Design and Marketing 1328 Dover Rd Wooster, OH 44691 330-287-1242 Teresa P. Lanker, Chair

OREGON Floral Design Institute 1138 NW 17th Ave Portland, OR 97209 800-819-8089 Leanne Kesler AIFD or

PENNSYLVANIA Penn Foster Career School 925 Oak St Scranton, PA 18515 800-275-4410

TEXAS Texas A&M University Home of SAIFD Forsythe Chapter Benz School of Floral Design Dept of Horticultural Sciences Texas A&M University 2133 College Station, TX 77843-2133 William McKinley AIFD, CFD, ICPF, Director TSFA School of Floral Design The Preserve 2030 North Loop West, Ste 103 Houston, TX 77018 512-834-0361

VERMONT Vermont Academy of Floral Design 32 Hunger Mountain View PO Box 205 Waterbury Center, VT 05677 802-244-8322 Ned Davis AIFD, CFD, CMLFD

WISCONSIN Pike Creek Horticulture Center Home of SAIFD Gateway Chapter Gateway Technical College 3520 30th Ave Kenosha, WI 53144 262-564-2418 Kathleen Field

CANADA DESIGN358 Education Vancouver, BC Canada Hitomi Gilliam AIFD Canadian Institute of Floral Design 2794-A Lakeshore Blvd W, Unit 3 Toronto, ON M8V 1H5 Canada 416-733-9968 or 877-285-1931 Don Waltho

International Florist Academy and School 5491 Victoria Ave, Ste 111 Montreal, QC H3W 2P9 Canada 514-739-7152 Nguyen Ngoc Lan AIFD Seneca College Home of SAIFD Trillium Chapter Floral Design Program 1750 Finch Ave E Toronto, ON M2J 2X5 Canada 416-491-5050, ext 24090 Marianne Suess AIFD

HOLLAND Boerma Instituut® International Floral Design School Holland Legmeerdijk 227 1432 KA Aalsmeer The Netherlands +31-20-4415306 Jacqueline Boerma

THE UNITED KINGDOM Academy of Floral Art 8 Dunchideock Barton Dunchideock, near Exeter Devon EX2 9UA United Kingdom +44-139-283-4893

Judith Blacklock Flower School, Knightsbridge 4/5 Kinnerton Place South London SW1X 8EH United Kingdom +44-207-235-6235 Judith Blacklock

The Teleflora Education Center Students come from across North America and around the world to study at Teleflora’s Education Center. Centrally located in Oklahoma City, the center offers florists the opportunity to develop their skills through in-depth learning sessions with highly qualified instructors in a stateof-the-art facility. Approximately ten classes a year are taught at the center, typically three days in length. Class size is limited in order to provide students with important one-on-one time with the instructors.


The Education Center is open to Teleflora members and

B&A (British and American) Floral Art School TST (Tsim Sha Tsui), Kowloon Hong Kong Charles Wong AIFD

non-members alike. For more information on upcoming

IRELAND Kay’s School of Floristry & Kay’s Flower School 1st Floor 465 South Circular Rd, Rialto Dublin 8 Ireland +353-1-453-8649 Janette O’Rourke, Principal

JAPAN Mami Flower Design School Mami Kaikan 2 Chome-11-6 Sanno, Ota-ku Tokyo 143-0023 Japan +81-3-3774-3986

classes, visit and click on the Design & Education link or call 800-456-7890.

The Teleflora Units Program Teleflora Units are located all across the country. Through the Units Program, Teleflora florists work with the company’s Industry Relations department to sponsor educational programs that are open to all florists. These programs are led by Teleflora’s renowned Education Specialists and designed to provide local florists with the latest trends in business, floral design, marketing, and merchandising. To find out more about Unit events in your area, check the monthly listings in the Flowers& Industry Events column, visit and click on the Design & Education link, or call Teleflora at 800-321-2654 and ask for Industry Relations, extension 3591.

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Debi Aker, Executive Director 1001 N Fairfax St, Ste 201 Alexandria, VA 22314 703-838-5211 fax: 703-838-5212 Annual Fundraising Dinner: September 22, 2016, Maui, HI (as part of the SAF Annual Convention)

American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD)

Kristen Philips, CAE, Executive Director 720 Light St Baltimore, MD 21230-3816 410-752-3318 fax: 410-752-8295 National Symposium 2016: July 3-7, 2016, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA National Symposium 2017: July 1-5, 2017, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA National Symposium 2018: June 30-July 5, 2018, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC


Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers Judy Laushman, Executive Director MPO Box 268 Oberlin, OH 44074 440-774-2887 fax: 440-774-2435 National Conference: November 6-9, 2016, Grand Rapids, MI

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association

1533 Park Center Dr Orlando, FL 32835-5705 800-375-3642 Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE): January 18-20, 2017, Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Flowers Canada Retail 1500 Bank St, Ste 406 Ottawa, ON K1H 1B8 Canada 800-447-5147 fax: 866-671-8091

2130 Stella Ct Columbus, OH 43215 614-487-1117 fax: 614-487-1216, Cultivate ’16: July 9-12, 2016, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

Innovative Floral Designers Association (IFDA)

Association of Bridal Consultants

National Alliance of Floral Associations

56 Danbury Rd, Ste 11 New Milford, CT 06776 860-355-7000 fax: 860-354-1404 Annual Conference: November 6-8, 2016, The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX

Association of Colombian Flower Exporters (Asocolflores)

Jairo Cadavid, Promotion and Communications Director; Cristina Uricoechea, Director Proflora Carrera 9A, No. 90-53 Bogotá, Colombia +571-257-9311 Proflora fax: +571-257-9311, ext 0170;; Proflora 2017: October 4-7, 2017, Corferias Convention Center, Bogotá, Colombia


Ellen Seagraves, President 301-675-1728 Monthly meetings, presentations, and handson workshops in the MD-DC-VA area

Deb Hooper 4858 Main St Jasper, TN 37347 800-643-7112 or 423-942-1419 Annual Meeting and National Designer of the Year Contest: October 1-2, 2016, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, TN

Ozark Florist Association

Pat Phillips AIFD, Executive Director 2303 S Campbell Springfield, MO 65807 800-333-8580 fax: 417-883-0583 Convention: September 10-12, 2016, Downstream Casino & Convention Center, Quapaw, OK

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association PO Box 3366 Salem, OR 97302 503-364-2942 fax: 503-581-6819 Christmas Tree Fair and Trade Show: September 9-10, 2016, Portland Airport Holiday Inn, Portland, OR

Professional Floral Communicators-International (PFCI) c/o Society of American Florists 1001 N Fairfax St, Ste 201 Alexandria, VA 22314 800-336-4743; in Alaska, Hawaii and Virginia: 703-836-8700 fax: 703-836-8705 “Rise & Shine in the OC: Open & Communicate”: July 7, 2016 (in conjunction with AIFD Symposium), Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA Sylvia Cup Design Competition: September 24, 2016 (in conjunction with SAF Annual Convention), Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui, HI

Society of American Florists (SAF)

1001 N Fairfax St, Ste 201 Alexandria, VA 22314 800-336-4743; in Alaska, Hawaii and Virginia: 703-836-8700 fax: 703-836-8705; SAF 132nd Annual Convention: September 21-24, 2016, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui, HI SAF 1-Day Profit Blast: October 23, 2016, Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park SAF Congressional Action Days: March 13-14, 2017, Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA

Wholesale Florist and Florist Supplier Association

Patricia A. Lilly, Executive Vice President 105 Eastern Ave, Ste 104 Annapolis, MD 21403 888-289-3372 or 410-940-6580 fax: 410-263-1659 Floral Distribution Conference: October 19-21, 2016, Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, FL

World Flower Council

Lynn Hoffman, International Chairman 1608 Tyler St Hollywood, FL 33020 954-444-6445 fax: 888-506-7808 Annual International Summit: September 1-4, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

ALASKA Alaska Peony Growers Association Gary Wells, Administrator 907-232-7437 Interior Peony Growers Summer Farm Tours: July 22-23, 2016, Fairbanks, AK Winter Peony Conference: January 26-29, 2017, Fairbanks, AK

ARIZONA Arizona State Florists Association 3802 W Cavalier Dr Phoenix, AZ 85019 602-795-0302 Annual Expo: July 31, 2016, Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

ARKANSAS Arkansas Florists Association

Bill Plummer, Executive Secretary PO Box 500 Plumerville, AR 72127 501-208-2882 or 501-354-2309; vendors call 501-850-8729 Convention, Trade Market, and Mid America Design Competition: August 19-21, 2016, Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR

CALIFORNIA CalFlowers (California Association of Flower Growers and Shippers) Monnaie Castillo, Marketing and Events Manager 1500 41st Ave, Ste 240 Capitola, CA 95010 831-479-4912 fax: 831-479-4914 Fun ’N Sun Convention: August 9-12, 2017, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, CA

California Cut Flower Commission Kasey Cronquist, CEO/Ambassador PO Box 90225 Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0225 916-441-1701

California Protea Association PO Box 2553 Valley Center, CA 92082-2533

California State Floral Association Ann Quinn, Executive Vice President 1521 “I” St Sacramento, CA 95814 916-448-5266 fax: 916-446-1063 Convention and Top Ten Competition: Fall 2016 dates TBA

Los Angeles Flower District Association 766 Wall St Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-627-3696

San Diego County Flower & Plant Association 1205 Aviara Pkwy Carlsbad, CA 92011 760-431-2572 fax: 760-431-8834

San Francisco Flower Mart Robert Otsuka, General Manager 640 Brannan St San Francisco, CA 94107 415-392-7944

CONNECTICUT Connecticut Florists’ Association, Inc.

PO Box 110210 Trumbull, CT 06611 203-268-9000; www. Northeast Floral Expo: March 2017 dates and location TBA

FLORIDA Association of Floral Importers of Florida

HAWAII Hawaii Export Nursery Association

Judy Schilling, Administrator PO Box 11120 Hilo, HI 96721 808-969-2088 fax: 808-969-2088 MIDPAC Horticultural Conference & Expo: July 21-23, 2016, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Waikoloa, HI

Hawaii Tropical Flower Council

PO Box 4306 Hilo, HI 96720 or

ILLINOIS Illinois State Florists’ Association PO Box 125 Troy, IL 62294 773-540-2173 Convention: 2017 dates and location TBA

IOWA Iowa Florists’ Association

1703 Manor Dr Grinnell, IA 50112 319-936-6160 Convention: 2016 dates and location TBA

KENTUCKY Kentucky Florists Association Convention: 2016 dates and location TBA

LOUISIANA Louisiana State Florists’ Association

Christine Boldt, Executive Vice President 8725 NW 18th Terrace, Ste 106 Miami, FL 33172 305-593-2383

c/o Rie McDuffie 412 Dogwood Dr Oak Ridge, LA 71264 Convention: future dates TBA

Florida State Florists’ Association

MAINE Convention: June 1-5, 2016, World Golf Village Renaissance Resort, St Augustine, FL

Maine State Florists Association

GEORGIA Georgia State Florists Association

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Floral Associations MASSACHUSETTS



Massachusetts Flower Growers’ Association

West Texas New Mexico Florist Association

South Dakota Florists Association

Bob Luczai 8 Gould Rd Bedford, MA 01730 781-275-4811 fax: 781-275-8668

MICHIGAN Michigan Floral Association

Rod Crittenden, Executive Vice-President 1152 Haslett Rd PO Box 67 Haslett, MI 48840 517-575-0110 fax: 517-575-0115; www. Great Lakes Floral Expo: March 3-5, 2017, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Florists’ Association Rod Crittenden, Executive Director 1152 Haslett Rd PO Box 67 Haslett, MI 48840 517-253-7730 fax: 517-575-0115 Convention: 2017 dates TBA

MONTANA Montana Florists Association

Kari Johnson, MFA Secretary 716 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401 406-771-6828 Convention: October 14-16, 2016, Radisson Hotel, Helena, MT

NEBRASKA Nebraska Florists Society

Gary Tharnish, Executive Secretary/Treasurer 402-421-2613


PO Box 93145 Lubbock, TX 79423 800-753-1142 Convention: dates TBA

NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina State Florists’ Association

PO Box 41368 Raleigh, NC 27629 919-876-0687 fax: 919-878-7413 Convention: August 14, 2016, Embassy Suites, Cary, NC NC Certified Professional Florist School: October 7-9, 2016, Cyn-Mar Wholesale, Pine Level, NC

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma State Florists’ Association

3302 E Harris Rd Muskogee, OK 74403 918-683-3233 Annual Conference: July 23-34, 2016, OSU Alumni Center, Stillwater, OK

OREGON Oregon Flower Growers Association / Portland Flower Market 3624 N Leverman Portland, OR 97217 503-289-1500 fax: 503-285-9833

SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina Florists Association Linda Mattison, President 103 Lloydwood Dr West Columbia, SC 29172 843-375-0024 or 803-360-5976 Convention: September 16-18, 2016, Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC Spring Convention: 2017 dates and location TBA

TENNESSEE Tennessee State Florists’ Association

Deb Hooper, Treasurer 4858 Main St Jasper, TN 37347 423-942-1419 Convention: dates TBA

TEXAS Texas State Florists Association

Dianna Nordman AAF, Executive Director PO Box 170760 Austin, TX 78717 512-834-0361, Texas Floral Forum: July 16-17, 2016, Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort, Boerne TX

West Texas New Mexico Florist Association

PO Box 93145 Lubbock, TX 79423 800-753-1142 Convention: dates TBA

VIRGINIA Virginia Professional Florist Association Annual Meeting and Conference: dates TBA

WISCONSIN Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Florists’ Association Rod Crittenden, Executive Director 1152 Haslett Rd PO Box 67 Haslett, MI 48840 517-253-7730 fax: 517-575-0115 Convention: 2017 dates TBA

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